Samantha Power: “The State of the World: A Global View,” Oct. 2 Lecture

Samantha Power: “The State of the World: A Global View,” Oct. 2 Lecture 

 The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations comes to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Oct. 2.

Media Contact: Susan Cipollaro,, 203-254-4000 x2726

Who: The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power has been a leading voice for principled American engagement in the world.

Forbes magazine called Power“a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy.” She has been named one of Time’s“100 Most Influential People,” and one of Foreign Policy’s“Top 100 Global Thinkers.”

From 2013 to 2017, Power served as the 28th U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She also served in President Obama’s cabinet, a role in which Power became the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria. She 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 groundbreaking efforts to end the Ebola crisis.

What: This Open VISIONS Forum lecture is part of the new inspirational Women and Leadership series presented by Bank of America. According to Bill Tommins, Bank of America’s Southern Connecticut market president, “Bank of America is especially excited to collaborate in launching the Women and Leadership Open VISIONS Forum series, highlighting women whose groundbreaking careers are inspiring and empowering the next generation of women leaders."


When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 8 p.m.

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Where: Fairfield University, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824


Cost: $40 | Quick Members $30

Posted On: September 30, 2019

Volume: 52 Number: 29

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