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U.S. Ambassador to UN Samantha Power Will Speak At McConnell Center In January

Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will be in Louisville next month for the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center distinguished speaker series.

"She is the first U.S. ambassador to the UN to speak on behalf of the McConnell Center," said GlyptusAnn Grider Jones, the McConnell Center’s recruitment coordinator.

Prior to serving as a UN ambassador - a role she's held since August 2013 - Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.”

She is a former journalist who reported around the world and wrote regularly for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The New Yorker.

She holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.

“Our speaker series started in 1993 and she will be the first in the new year 2015," said Jones.

Power will speak on Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. in Bigelow Hall on U of L’s Belknap Campus. Tickets are required for the free event, click here.

U of L’s McConnell Center was established in 1991 and helps to prepare Kentucky’s top college undergraduates in leadership and civic engagement.