The Deans of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School announced last week that former Graduate Fellow in Ethics and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, Samantha Power, will serve as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and as a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, effective immediately. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School in 1998 and earned her J.D. in 1999 from the Law School.
A journalist before law school, Power covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Following her year as a Graduate Fellow in Ethics and appointment to the Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Power continued to report from such places as Burundi, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. She is the author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide (2002), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World (2008), and the editor, with Derek Chollet, of The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World (2012). Read full Gazette story here.