Ambassador Samantha Powers

Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, and Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Ambassador Samantha Power

Ambassador Samantha Power was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. In her prior post at the White House, she played a pivotal role in bolstering the Administration’s efforts to end trafficking and assist victims. She is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide and Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World. Ambassador Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from conflict areas across the globe.

“Any nation that has struggled with slavery since its earliest days cannot tolerate slavery in the present or future for any nation. Combating human trafficking is one of the most important human rights campaigns of our time.”