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Ambassador Samantha Power / Tanner Lectures on Human Values - Diplomacy after Darkness (Lecture 2)

March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
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The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Office of the President
Ambassador Samantha Power at lectern

This event will be livestreamed via Facebook Live on the Ethics in Society FB Page at 5pm Pacific.

Ambassador Samantha Power will deliver the 2018 Tanner Lectures on Human Values.

Lecture 1: Wednesday, February 28 from 5-6:45pm in CEMEX Auditorium

Lecture 2: Thursday, March 1 from 5-6:45pm in CEMEX Auditorium

Discussion Seminar: Friday, March 2 from 9:30-11:30am at Schwab Residential Center, Vidalakis Room

Lecture 2 - "Diplomacy after Darkness"

In “Diplomacy After Darkness,” Ambassador Samantha Power will focus on the present and future of US diplomacy and global leadership. Power will examine the cost of neglecting diplomacy, weakening alliances, and withdrawing from international commitments, and offer ideas for how the US can rebuild its diplomatic corps and standing. READ MORE

Lecture 2 will be followed by a response from ROBERT KEOHANE, Professor of Public and International Affairs (Emeritus) in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. READ MORE

AMBASSADOR SAMANTHA POWER is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School.

From 2013 to 2017 Power served as the 28th U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. In this role, Power became the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated the toughest sanctions in a generation against North Korea, lobbied to secure the release of political prisoners, helped build new international law to cripple ISIL’s financial networks, and supported President Obama’s pathbreaking actions to end the Ebola crisis. 

From 2009 to 2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, where she focused on issues including atrocity prevention; UN reform; LGBT and women’s rights; the protection of religious minorities; and the prevention of human trafficking. READ MORE

Photos of the Discussion Seminar

Samantha Power discusses activism, encourages student resistance - The Stanford Daily by Sarah Ortlip-Sommers

In second Tanner Lecture, Power addresses U.S. diplomacy during Trump administration - The Stanford Daily by Yasmin Samrai

CEMEX Auditorium
Free and open to the public. General admission, no tickets required. 
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