Samantha Power – Journalist and Author

Samantha Power, originally from Castleknock in Dublin, is now Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs in US President Barack Obama’s administration.  She is also a journalist and a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  Power is also a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

sampowerAlongside her ardent support for Barack Obama, Power is a tireless worker in her efforts to increase public awareness of genocide and human rights abuses, particularly in the Darfur conflict.  No Irish-born person in recent history has had such influence on a president. Power, now 40, moved to the US from Ireland at aged 10 and there is speculation that she could be the next US Secretary of State.

You can read Samantha’s own blog here and/or check out her White House profile here.

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