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Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Samantha Power

Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Samantha Power

Watch Opening Keynote by Samantha Power at the International Symposium, Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities Shoah Memorial, Paris, Nov.15, 2010.

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Samantha Power is Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the United States National Security Council. Before joining the U.S. administration, she was the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She won a Pulitzer Prize for A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. Her most recent book is Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World. As a journalist, Power reported from Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe for the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, New Republic, Time, The Economist and US News and World Report, among others.