Ambassador Samantha Power and human rights activist John Prendergast will deliver an open lecture at the American University of Armenia on June 8 as part of the events organized by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.
Ambassador Samantha 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. From 2013 to 2017 Power served as the 28th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet.
From 2009 to 2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, where she focused on issues including atrocity prevention. Ambassador Power has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and New York Times best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over thirty years. He is the Founding Director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the Co-Founder with George Clooney of The Sentry, a new investigative initiative chasing the assets of war criminals and their international facilitators.
John has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prendergast also serves as Executive Director of Not On Our Watch, founded by Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney.
Armenia to Host Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s Annual Weekend of Humanitarian-Related Events June 8-10, 2018.