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Harvard Hires Ex-UN Ambassador Samantha Power

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Former American Ambassadorto the UN Samantha Power (Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire/Sipa via AP Images)

By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 11:25 AM

Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government have tapped Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to join their faculties.

"Samantha Power's record of public service speaks volumes about her knowledge of and commitment to diplomacy, human rights, international justice, and the rule of law," said Harvard Kennedy Dean Douglas Elmendorf.

Harvard Law Dean Martha Minow added: "From her work at the highest levels of diplomacy and human rights to her accomplishments as a prize-winning author, riveting speaker, and inspiring teacher, Samantha Power is a quadruple threat!"

An Irish immigrant, Power came to the U.S. at age 9 and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law.

She served as the United States' 28th ambassador to the UN from 2013 to 2017. Earlier, Power was a foreign correspondent, contributing to The New Yorker, New Republic, and New York Review of Books.

She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide," published by Basic Books, which examined U.S. response to genocide in the 20th century.

She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World," published by Penguin.

Power said she is delighted to join the Harvard faculties.

"Given the daunting challenges we confront – whether from terrorism, rising nationalism, climate change, or mass atrocities – it is essential that we in academia draw lessons from experience, devise practical approaches, and prepare the next generation to improve their communities, their countries, and the world," she said.

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