Event Recap

USAID Administrator Samantha Power speaks at an Atlantic Council Front Page event on June 28, 2023.

New Atlanticist

Jun 30, 2023

Samantha Power on the status of LGBTQI+ rights globally, from Uganda to Ukraine

By Daniel Hojnacki

The USAID administrator addressed the challenges facing global LGBTQI+ human rights and the need for inclusive reconstruction in Ukraine.

Human Rights Resilience & Society

On June 28, 2023, the Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power about the United States’ efforts to advance global LGBTQI+ human rights and USAID’s commitment to global inclusion.  

This fireside chat focused on the progress, opportunities, and challenges of the current moment for LGBTQI+ human rights, and the role U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance can play in supporting LGBTQI+ communities, followed by a brief Q&A.  

This special LGBTQI+ Pride Month edition of #ACFrontPage took place in person at the Atlantic Council Studios in Washington, DC, followed by a networking reception. The event was also live-streamed on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. 

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


The Hon. Samantha Power
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

In conversation with

Jonathan Capehart
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
The Washington Post & MSNBC