Emily Winifred Dickson Award

  • Date: 07 November 2019
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Category: General events 
  • Location: Desmond Auditorium RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2

Ambassador Samantha Power will be the recipient of the Emily Winifred Dickson Award at a special ceremony on Thursday, 7 November 2019 in the Desmond Auditorium, RCSI, 26 York Street.

Emily Winifred Dickson (1866-1944) broke boundaries when she became a Fellow of RCSI in 1893, making her the first female Fellow of any of the surgical royal colleges in Britain and Ireland. RCSI established the Emily Winifred Dickson Award in honour of the achievements of this pioneering woman. The award, which was established in 2015, recognises women who have made an outstanding contribution to their field and was first awarded to Professor Louise Richardson in 2016 and then to Professor Mary Robinson on 6 February 2019.

The award which will be presented to Ambassador Samantha Power is a specially commissioned piece by Imogen Stuart, RHA, one of Ireland's foremost female sculptors.

At the event, former US Ambassador to the UN, adviser to President Barack Obama and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power will be in conversation with RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan.

Dress code: Business.

About Ambassador Samantha Power

Described by Barack Obama as “one of the foremost thinkers of foreign policy”, Irish-born Samantha Power began her career as a war correspondent, covering the Yugoslav Wars for multiple international publications.

In 2003 Samantha won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the attention of newly elected Senator Barack Obama who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. Following Obama’s succession to the Oval Office, Samantha became his human rights adviser and, in 2013, the youngest ever US ambassador to the UN.

Ambassador Samantha Power

Registration and access

Register here by 29 October 2019. The event will begin at 6pm in the Desmond Auditorium. The venue is wheelchair accessible.