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Samantha Power

Samantha Power, currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, served from 2009 to 2013 as the Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Harvard Kennedy School and is also the author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Viera de Mello and the Fight to Save the World–the basis for the award-winning HBO documentary, Sergio–and the co-editor of The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World. A former Balkan war correspondent and a recipient of the National Magazine Award and the Pulitzer Price, Power lives in New York City.
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