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28
May

Hay Festival: Samantha Power talks to Philippe Sands

US diplomat Samantha Power talks to Phillipe Sands about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Education of an Idealist.

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Thursday 28th May, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

Power is a leading global voice on human rights and international affairs. She served for four years as President Obama’s human rights adviser and then, from 2013 to 2017, in his Cabinet and as US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘A Problem From Hell’: America and the Age of Genocide, and has been named one of TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ and one of Forbes’ ‘100 Most Powerful Women’. "Her highly personal and reflective memoir … is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world’ Barack Obama.

This event is live and there will be a Q&A afterwards.

About the Book

The Education of an Idealist
The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date:12 Sep 2019

ISBN:9780008274900

2.60 out of 5
4 reviews
"Power’s youthful idealism survives despite the challenges and frustrations of political power"
Irish Times
"Even Obama, she admits, called her sanctimonious. In this, at least, he is not wrong."
The Daily Telegraph
"Power provides a very honest self-portrait of a working mum juggling jobs and children."
Literary Review
"She is a fine person, and this is a fine book"
The Spectator

'Her highly personal and reflective memoir ... is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world' Barack Obama THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR