Pulitzer Prize Winner Samantha Power to Speak at The MacMillan Center

Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power will deliver the 14th Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, November 14, at 4 p.m., Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave.

Titled “Iraq’s Collateral Damage,” her talk is sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, Yale Law School  and Yale School of Management.

Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide” was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general non-fiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Prize for the best book on U.S. foreign policy. Power’s New Yorker article on the horrors in Darfur won the 2005 National Magazine Award for best reporting.

Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998–2002). From 1993 to 1996, she covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for U.S. News and World Report, The Boston Globe, and The Economist. She is the editor, with Graham Allison, of “Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact.” A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she moved to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. She spent 2005–06 working in the office of Senator Barack Obama and is currently writing a biography of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in Iraq in 2003.

The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale, established in 1992,  supports endeavors among specialists in international relations, international law and the management of international enterprises and organizations. Previous lecturers have included Nicholas Kristof, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Senator Sam Nunn, Tom Friedman, Senator Gary Hart, Sadako Ogata and Mary Robinson.

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