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Samantha Power (born September 21, 1970) is an Irish-born American academic, author and diplomat who currently serves as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

She began her career by covering the Yugoslav Wars as a journalist. From 1998 to 2002 Power served as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she later served as the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy. She was a senior adviser to Senator Barack Obama until March 2008, when she resigned from his presidential campaign under controversy.

Power joined the Obama State Department transition team in late November 2008, and was named Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Council — responsible for running the Office of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights — positions that she held from January 2009 to March 2013. In April 2012, Obama chose her to chair a newly formed Atrocities Prevention Board. During her time in office, Power’s office focused on such issues as the reform of the UN; the promotion of women's rights and LGBT rights; the promotion of religious freedom and the protection of religious minorities; the protection of refugees; the campaign against human trafficking; and the promotion of human rights and democracy, including in the Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, and Burma. She is considered to be a key figure within the Obama administration in persuading the president to intervene militarily in Libya.

Power has written or co-edited four books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, a study of the U.S. foreign policy response to genocide.

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American foreign policy can be a powerful force for good in the world, but its potential is undercut by growing partisanship at home, former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power said Thursday at Indiana University. "One of the greatest threats to our national security comes from our domestic division ...
Samantha Power, current Anna Lindh professor of practice at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, chronicled her years in public service and reflected on contemporary politics at a Clough Colloquium address on Thursday, entitled “The State of the World: Challenges and Opportunities.

Samantha Power, former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and a Pulitzer Prize winner, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual conference on America's Role in the World on March 28 and 29. The conference will take place at the School of Global and International Studies.
Samantha Power, who was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Barack Obama, warned President Trump on Saturday that it was "not a good idea to piss off John Brennan" after the former CIA director told him in a tweet that America would "triumph over you." Brennan was ...
'US empowers Yemen genocide': Samantha Power's speech stalled by student protesters (VIDEO). Published time: 15 Mar, ... Students stormed the stage and held banners aloft as former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power gave a speech at John Hopkins University. The protesters condemned ...
Two events featuring prominent political figures will be hosted at Boston College next week: One will bring Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and the other will be a lecture and discussion with U.S. Senator Ed Markey. The Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics will host ...

Two days after the 2016 presidential election, I held a town hall at the United States Mission to the United Nations. American diplomats were in shock; the president-elect had pledged to undo much of what we had helped achieve internationally. One of the first people who got up to speak, a Foreign Service ...
Samantha Power, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and an expert in human rights policy, believes there many ways Americans can find hope in the midst of today's contentious political climate, reasons she articulated during a talk at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday night as part of the ...
As a teenager, she was deeply moved by Elie Weisel's book about surviving two German concentration camps during World War II. Years later, after writing her own book about genocides, she sought him out. That started what became a long friendship and collaboration in the cause of human rights.
She follows Castleknock-born Samantha Power, who served as US Ambassador to the United Nations and on the national security team under Barack Obama's administration. Ms Slater has years of legal and technological experience, stemming from her years back home in Ireland. After graduating in law ...

For instance, here is Samantha Power, formerly a senior official in the Obama administration, sharing an article in the Spanish newspaper El Pais about how Russia allegedly spun an immigration discourse in Italy. Italy's joins long list of elections influenced by Russia. Sputnik will do what Sputnik does.
In one of her recent Tweets, Samantha Power posted a link to some conspiracy-advocating news media outlet, which analyzed the most popular and widely shared posts on Italian social networks in the pre-election period. Guess what did the article found, to Power's utmost satisfaction? Sputnik and its ...
Ambassador Samantha Power visited Stanford this week to speak about “resistance in darkness” and “diplomacy after darkness.” She was invited by the Ethics in Society Program in partnership with the Tanner Lectures on human values. I attended the first lecture on activism during dark times.
Last month, Samantha Power defended President Obama's shameless legacy of enabling the Syrian genocide. When asked by [NBC's Meet the Press anchor] Chuck Todd about what she thought about striking Assad she agreed with [Obama national security adviser] Ben Rhodes in rewriting history and ...
Former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power to deliver the 2018 Tanner Lectures at Stanford. This year's Tanner Lectures on Human Values will be headlined by Samantha Power, who will discuss the history of several unjust policies in the U.S. as well as the present and future of American diplomacy and ...
"I'm waiting for her (Samantha Power) to invite the girls to take the stage in the Washington National Cathedral. I'm counting on it. Maybe they will organize a world tour for them: St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, then maybe Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and then finally a gala near the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
The annual speaker series, founded in 1998, is organized and run by Johns Hopkins undergraduate students. All events are free and open to the public, though two of this year's events—former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power on March 13 and Chelsea Manning on April 2—require attendees to secure ...
Former Vice-President Joe Biden, is interviewed by Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, during the Joe Biden American Promise Tour at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]. Hide caption.
'It is not like I am quibbling with the direction of the diplomacy of this administration. They are not doing any diplomacy': Samantha Power. Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images. Samantha Power, 47, was a special adviser to President Obama on foreign affairs and human rights before becoming US ...


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