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Samantha Power to discuss war crimes and genocide, April 4

Apr 4, 2008 (All day)
Location: 
Robertson Hall
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Samantha Power, the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled “War Crimes and Genocide Today: What Can One Person Do?” on Friday, April 4, at 12:00 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.*PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE.

Power is the author of the new book, "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World" (Penguin Press, 2008), a biography of the U.N. envoy killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2003. Her book "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Prize for the best book in U.S. foreign policy.

Power's New Yorker article on the horrors in Darfur, Sudan, won the 2005 National Magazine Award for best reporting. In 2007, Power became a foreign policy columnist for Time magazine. From 1993 to 1996 she covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the U.S. News and World Report, the Boston Globe, and The New Republic. She remains a working journalist, reporting from such places as Burundi, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and contributing to the Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. Power is the editor, with Graham Allison, of "Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact."

Power is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.