The Civic Experience

A new series profiling the emerging leaders shaping media, politics, and policy today. What is it like to be a journalist or political leader in an increasingly polarized and digitally driven world? How is politics encouraging or discouraging the participation of young people? What does it take to become a successful reporter or policymaker in today’s political arena?

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Series 1: January 7, 2020

A Conversation with Samantha Power

From war correspondent to Pulitzer Prize-winning author to senior presidential adviser. Hear from one of America’s top diplomats and a true global citizen about her experiences turning idealism into action on the world stage.

Power will sign copies of her memoir, The Education of an Idealist, available for sale, at the conclusion of the event.

4:00 pm

Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall


  • Samantha Power

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations


  • Alison King

    Political reporter, NBC10 Boston