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Samantha Power        

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Harvard Professor

Ambassador Samantha Power has been called the “conscience” of U.S. foreign policy. A leading voice for principled American engagement in the world, global cooperation, and human rights, she has a unique perspective – spending half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and Harvard professor. The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Power was also a member of President Obama’s Cabinet and a senior adviser at the White House.

At the U.N., Ambassador Power played a significant role in standing up to Russian aggression, securing the release of political prisoners, and helping mobilize global responses to the North Korean nuclear threat, the massive refugee crisis, and the rise of ISIL.

Her book, “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide" won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2003. She also wrote the New York Times bestseller "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World," the basis for the award-winning HBO documentary, “Sergio,” and was the co-editor of "The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World."

Called by Forbes “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy,” Ambassador Power has been named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” and TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”

Before joining the U.S. government, Ambassador Power was the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo and Zimbabwe.


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