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Power, Samantha

Born: 1970 AD
Currently alive, at 45 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Authors, Writers


1970 - Born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. Power is Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

1979 - Having emigrated to the United States.

1993 - 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.

1998 - Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

2003 - Her book, "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, the 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.

2005 - Powers New Yorker article on the horrors in Darfur, Sudan won the National Magazine Award for best reporting.

         - She spent working in the office of Senator Barack Obama and is currently writing a political biography of the UN's Sergio Vieira de Mello.


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