The T.S. Eliot Estate
The T.S. Eliot Lecture with Samantha Power
12 November 2017
Date: Sunday 12 November
on the Abbey Stage
Tickets: €13 – €35 / €25 Conc.
Duration: 90 minutes
The second of five annual lectures inspired by T.S. Eliot’s impact on modern literature.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power will give a lecture on the Abbey Stage, followed by an interview with Fintan O’Toole.
Bob Geldof will introduce the evening and Fiona Shaw will perform one of T.S. Eliot’s best-known poems.
Ambassador Samantha Power
The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama, Dublin-born Samantha Power has been a leading voice internationally for American engagement in the world. One of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” she has spent half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and Harvard professor – and the last eight years helping to shape them. In April, 2017 she returned to teaching, as the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School.
Called by Forbes “a powerful crusader for US foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy,” Ambassador Power was named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” The American Academy in Berlin awarded her the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize.
Ambassador Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. At the age of nine, Power emigrated from Ireland to the United States. She earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.