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2018 Robert C. Cobb, Sr. Memorial Lecture

Lessons for Dark Times

Samantha Power, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013–2017)

Tuesday, October 9, at 4 pm
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
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The Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement is pleased to announce the 2018 Robert C. Cobb, Sr. Memorial Lecture presented by Samantha Power, “Lessons for Dark Times."

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. As US Ambassador to the UN, she also served on President Barack Obama’s cabinet, becoming the public face of US opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiating sanctions on North Korea, lobbying to release political prisoners, and supporting Obama’s actions to end the Ebola crisis.

Now, in a talk sponsored by the Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement, she will share insights gained from experience at the forefront of diplomatic and humanitarian crises.

“People are feeling so oppressed, like the odds are stacked against doing what’s smart as well as what’s right, but I think that others have conquered much steeper odds with less company… We can accomplish more. We just have to throw ourselves into the task, mobilize compassion and—let’s say—make America good again,” Power told the Washington Post. 

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be obtained from the Harvard Box Office. Tickets available beginning Tuesday, September 18th, at noon.

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