Virtual Event: A Conversation with Samantha Power and Laura Dern
The Education of an Idealist:
February 1, 2021
6:00 PM ET
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Join former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Academy Award-winning actress Laura Dern for a wide-ranging conversation to mark the paperback release of Power’s critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir The Education of an Idealist.
The Education of an Idealist is “a wonderful book” (New York Times), “beautifully written” (National Public Radio), “compelling” (Bryan Stevenson), and “truly engrossing” (Rachel Maddow). Power’s “highly personal and reflective memoir,” observes former President Barack Obama, “is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world."
In this exclusive event, hosted in collaboration with independent bookstores across the US, Power and Dern will discuss Power’s journey as an immigrant, journalist, activist, and diplomat, as well as their perspectives on the current political moment and the road ahead.
All tickets include a paperback copy of The Education of an Idealist. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.
About The Education of an Idealist
Now in paperback with an updated afterword
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller
Tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official, Samantha Power’s acclaimed memoir is a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. After her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of Senator Barack Obama, he invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. When Obama won the presidency, Power went from being an activist outsider to serving as his human rights adviser and, in 2013, becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power 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, offering a compelling and deeply honest look at navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice. Along the way, she lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life, shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children, and makes the case for how we each can advance the cause of human dignity. This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.
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