As a student at Yale University Samantha Power didn’t envision that her experience as a journalist reporting on women’s volleyball would lead her to covering the Yugoslav wars. But it did. After graduating college, Powers became a war correspondent, covering the massacre at Srebrenica. It was this experience that drove her to become one of the best-known advocates to prevent genocide.
Power’s first book, A Problem form Hell: American and the Age of Genocide brought to life the story of Raphael Lemkin and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. This book is the inspiration for WATCHERS OF THE SKY. In her book, Power sheds life on the international community’s inability to make “never again” a reality.
Samantha Power taught at Harvard University and was the founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Staff at the White House. She is currently the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.
You can order A Problem From Hell here.
You can learn more about her book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World here.