Samantha Power


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Samantha Power is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, writer, and academic. She is affiliated with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School, holding the position of Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy.

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, she moved to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. From 1993 to 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 New Republic. In 2003, Power won the Pulitzer Prize for her work “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide. She has contributed reporting to the Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker and The New York Review
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SP on RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio

Samantha talks to Doug Fabrizio on KUER following the world premiere of "Sergio," an HBO documentary directed by Greg Barker and based on Power's book "Chasing the Flame," at the Sundance Film Festival.[image error]
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“The United Staes had never in its history intervened to stop genocide and had in fact rarely even made a point of condemning it as it occurred,”
Samantha Power, "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide

“People have explained U.S. failures to respond to specific genocides by claiming that the United States didn’t know what was happening, that it knew but didn’t care, or that regardless of what it knew, there was nothing useful to be done. I have found that in fact U.S. policymakers knew a great deal about the crimes being perpetrated. Some Americans cared and fought for action, making considerable personal and professional sacrifices. And the United States did have countless opportunities to mitigate and prevent slaughter. But time and again, decent men and women chose to look away. We have all been bystanders to genocide. The crucial question is why.”
Samantha Power, -A Problem from Hell-: America and the Age of Genocide

“If anybody had the grounds to anticipate systematic brutality, it seems logical that it would be those most immediately endangered.Yet those with the most at stake are in fact often the least prone to recognize their peril.”
Samantha Power, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

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