Online registration is closed, but some tickets are still available. Please call Margaret Hasani, 215-561-4700 x222 to register over the phone until 2 p.m.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted starting at the venue at 5 p.m. until sell-out.


About the Event

In a world where the headlines are often bleak, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is seeking to provide some light in the darkness. Her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist, transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy.

Ambassador Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She served as Ambassador to the UN from 2013-2017, and from 2009 to 2013 she served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Girard College for this exclusive opportunity to hear from Ambassador Samantha Power, whom President Obama has called “one of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy.”

Event Options

• Program and signed book: $20
• Reception, program, and signed book: SOLD OUT

General Public
• Program and signed book: $30
• Reception, program, and signed book: SOLD OUT

Young Friends Members and Students
• Program and signed book: $5

Important Information

Call Shantel Anderson at 215-561-4700 ext. 200  for more information or to register over the phone for this event.

To register using your company's corporate membership benefits, please contact Logan Jones-Merrill at 215-561-4700 ext. 221

For the accommodation of special needs at events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility) please call Hayley Boyle, 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna, ext. 235.