W&L Hosts One of the 75 Most Influential People of 21st Century

Samantha Power (Walter Chin)

Samantha Power (Walter Chin)

Samantha Power speaks Thursday night in Lee Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Hers will be the first talk this year in the William Lyne Wilson Lecture Series at Washington and Lee University. Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard. She’s also just been named one of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century by Esquire magazine. As one of those so named, Esquire commissioned video artist Lincoln Shatz to create a “Cube” portrait of Power. Shatz uses custom software to create generative portraits of his subjects.

For her portrait, Power and John Prendergast, founder of the Enough Project, included five genocide survivors. The green bracelets, which say, “Not on Our Watch,” represent the growing strength worldwide of the movement to eliminate genocide. Take a look at the video portrait on Esquire’s Cube blog.

You might also want to check out the video below from an appearance Power made at Boston’s Night to Save Darfur for a sense of her perspectives on these issues:

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