Power to discuss war crimes and genocide
Posted March 27, 2008; 01:12 p.m.
Harvard University scholar and journalist Samantha Power will present a talk titled "War Crimes and Genocide Today: What Can One Person Do?" at noon Friday, April 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall (moved from 16 Robertson Hall).
Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard. Her new book "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World" is a biography of a U.N. envoy killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2003.
Power's book "A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide" was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction. Her article for The New Yorker on the horrors in Darfur, Sudan, won the 2005 National Magazine Award for best reporting.
Power became a foreign policy columnist at Time magazine last year. From 1993 to 1996, she covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia for U.S. News and World Report, The Boston Globe and The New Republic. She remains a working journalist, reporting from places such as Burundi, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan and Zimbabwe, and contributing to The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.
The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.