Samantha Power is a journalist, writer, and professor. She is currently affiliated with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From 1993 to 1996, she covered the Yugoslav wars for U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, “The Economist”, and The New Republic. She is a scholar of foreign policy especially as it relates to human rights, genocide, and AIDS. Her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2003.
Power spent 2005-06 working in the office of U.S. Senator Barack Obama as a foreign policy fellow. She has been involved with efforts to increase media attention about the Darfur conflict in Sudan.