|Born:||September 21, 1970 (age 49)|
|Career:||U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2013-2017|
|Education:||Bachelor's, Yale University|
J.D, Harvard Law School
Samantha Jane Power served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 5, 2013 to January 20, 2017.
Power was born September 21, 1970, in Dublin, Ireland. Her family emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979. She graduated from Yale University, and she became a U.S. citizen in 1993 at age 23. From 1993 to 1996, Power worked as a journalist, covering the Yugoslav Wars for U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The New Republic. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999.
From 1998 to 2002, Power served as the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she later served as the first Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy. Her book, "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide," a study of the U.S. foreign policy response to genocide published in 2002, won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize in 2003. From 2005 to 2006, she was a foreign policy fellow in then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama's office, and was a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign until she resigned after referring to then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as "a monster." She joined the Obama State Department transition team in November 2008 and served as special assistant to President Obama and senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights on the National Security Council from January 2009 to March 2013.
- Commencement Address at Indiana University - May 4, 2019
- Remarks at a UN Security Council Emergency Briefing on Syria - Dec. 13, 2016
- Remarks at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit - Dec. 7, 2016
- "You Are What America Looks Like": Remarks Welcoming New American Citizens - Nov. 15, 2016
- The Global Refugee Crisis: Overcoming Fears and Spurring Action - June 29, 2016
- Yale Class Day Address - May 22, 2016
- Rejecting False Choices: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East - April 13, 2016
- I Know You: Making LGBTI Rights Human Rights at the UN and Abroad - March 12, 2016
- American Leadership in a Changing World - January 13, 2016
- The Meaning of U.S. Partnership to Israel at the UN and in Middle East Peace - Dec. 13, 2015
- Keeping the OGP Vital, Innovative, and True to its Founding Principles - Oct. 28, 2015
- Making LGBT Rights Universally Respected Human Rights - Oct. 14, 2015
- University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address - May 18, 2015
- Commencement Address at Barnard College - May 17, 2015
- Why Can't We?: Santa Clara University Law School Commencement Address - May 20, 2006
- Rwanda's Genocide: Looking Back - April 22, 2004