Biographical information for Samantha Power

NAME — Samantha Power.

AGE-BIRTH DATE — 42; Sept. 21, 1970.

EXPERIENCE — Former special assistant to the president and senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights, 2009-2013; foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama, 2005-2006, 2008; previously a columnist and correspondent for various publications including Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report and The Economist; and a professor of U.S. foreign policy, human rights and extremism at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

EDUCATION — Bachelor’s degree, Yale University, 1993; law degree, Harvard Law School, 1999.

FAMILY — Husband, Cass Sunstein; two children.

QUOTE — “The question of what the United Nations can accomplish for the world and for the United States remains a pressing one. I have seen U.N. aid workers enduring shell fire to deliver food to the people of Sudan. Yet I’ve also see U.N. peacekeepers fail to protect the people of Bosnia. As the most powerful and inspiring country on this earth, we have a critical role to play in insisting that the institution meets the necessities of our time. It can do so only with American leadership.”

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