BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Permanent Representative to the
United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power will host a town hall
event Tuesday at the University at Buffalo to discuss public and
private efforts to tackle the global refugee crisis, and the
efforts of American cities such as Buffalo, New York to welcome
Ambassador Power will be introduced by Buffalo Mayor Byron
Brown. The audience will include members of Buffalo’s diverse
refugee community from Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Syria and other
countries, as well as UB professors and community leaders working
with refugee populations.
A Pulitzer-Prize winning author and former professor at the
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Power has been a member of
President Barack Obama’s cabinet since August 2013 when the
U.S. Senate confirmed her as the nation’s 28th ambassador to
the United Nations.
News media are invited to attend Tuesday’s event, which is
at full capacity, with no remaining seats available to the
Who: U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador Power will deliver brief opening remarks, followed by
a conversation moderated by Nancy
Smyth, dean and professor of UB’s School of Social Work,
and Minahil Khan, a native of Pakistan who graduated from UB in
2016 and now works with refugees in Buffalo. Questions will be
taken from the audience.
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Nov. 22.
Event location: 250 Baird
Hall on UB’s North Campus.
Parking: Parking is free and no visitor tags are required
after 3 p.m. in faculty, staff and student lots.
Examples of how the University at Buffalo community is
responding to the global refugee crisis: