Samantha Power

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Industry Education
Occupation Professor
Location Cambridge, MA, United States
Introduction Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, where she was the founding executive director. She is the recent author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World (2008), a biography of the UN envoy killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. Her book "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Prize. Her New Yorker article on the horrors in Darfur, Sudan, won the 2005 National Magazine Award for best reporting. In 2007, Power became a foreign policy columnist at Time magazine. From 1993-96 she covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for U.S. News and World Report, Boston Globe, and The New Republic. She remains a working journalist, contributing to the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker and New York Review of Books. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, she moved to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. She spent 2005-06 working in the office of Senator Barack Obama.
Interests Human Rights, International Organizations, Foreign Policy, the Boston Red Sox