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Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Founding Executive Director [1998-2002]
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide , was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general non-fiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Prize for the best book in U.S. foreign policy. Power's New Yorker article on the horrors in Darfur, Sudan won the 2005 National Magazine Award for best reporting. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002). From 1993-1996, she covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the U.S. News and World Report , The Boston Globe , and The Economist . Power is the editor, with Graham Allison, of Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact . 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 and is currently writing a political biography of the UN's Sergio Vieira de Mello.
Power, Samantha. 2003. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. London: Flamingo. Ch. 1-4, pp. 1-60.
Power, Samantha. 2003. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. London: Flamingo. Preface, pp. xi-xxi.