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Ambassador Samantha Power

Professor at Harvard & former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School.

From 2013 to 2017, Power served as the youngest-ever U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. From 2009 to 2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School.  Power’s book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World

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