The former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2013–2017), Samantha Power is a leading figure in international affairs and human rights advocacy. As a member of President Obama’s cabinet, Power was the public face of U.S. opposition to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, negotiated the toughest sanctions in a generation against North Korea, lobbied to secure the release of political prisoners, and helped build new international law to cripple ISIL’s financial networks. Her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is currently Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School.
Power says women should develop a thirst for learning that prompts them to believe themselves “capable of making a difference.”
Samantha Power speaks about how organizing across borders can overcome international challenges.
Power explains that the best leaders know how to “step into the shoes of other people.”
"I think the best writing occurs when there's some question you're burning to understand."
"Coalitions come together through leadership."
"I think there's going to be a real opportunity in a couple years to renovate and replenish some of these institutions and to bring in a whole new wave of talent."