Samantha Power

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Samantha Power

Samantha Power (born September 21, 1970) is an Irish-born American academic and diplomat. Power is the 19th and current Administrator to the United States Agency for International Development since April 2021 under the Joe Biden administration. She was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 until 2017 under the Barack Obama administration.

Power is listed as the 63rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[1]

Power was born in Dublin, Ireland. She moved to Pittsburgh when she was nine. She graduated from Yale University in 1992.[2]

Her book, A Problem From Hell, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, examines the role and responses of the United States government in the genocides and ethnic conflicts of the 20th Century.

In January 2021, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Power to be the head of the United States Agency for International Development.[3] In April 2021, her nominated was confirmed by the United States Senate with a 68 to 28 vote.[4]

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  1. "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. "Samantha Power Takes on the Job of a Lifetime as Ambassador to the U.N." Vogue. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. Biden nominates Samantha Power to lead USAID
  4. Chalfant, Morgan (January 13, 2021). "Biden nominates Samantha Power to lead USAID". The Hill.