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3.11.05
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Samantha Power
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Recently back from Sudan, Samantha Power returns to NOW to give viewers a look at the plight of Sudanese refugees fleeing the ongoing genocide in Darfur.



Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Samantha Power was born in Ireland, grew up in America, became a journalist and war correspondent, and is the author of the acclaimed book: A PROBLEM FROM HELL, exploring why our country did nothing to stop the genocides of the 20th century.

Ms. Power is Lecturer in Public Policy and was Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. From 1993-1996, Power covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT and the ECONOMIST. In 1996 she joined the International Crisis Group (ICG) as a political analyst, helping launch the organization in Bosnia.

Her article on the Rwandan genocide, "Bystanders to Genocide" appeared in the September 2001 issue of the ATLANTIC MONTHLY. She is the editor, with Graham Allison, of REALIZING HUMAN RIGHTS (2000).

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