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.