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Samantha Power

Harvard University; Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN

Samantha Power

Samantha Power is an academic, author, and diplomat. From 2013 to 2017, she was United States ambassador to the United Nations.

Previously she was the executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Her book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction.

Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002). From 1993 to 1996, Power covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the U.S. News and World Report, the Boston Globe, and the Economist.

Last Updated: July 18, 2017