Quick Info about Samantha Power
- Full NameSamantha Power
- First NameSamantha
- Middle NameJane
- Last NamePower
- Born NameSamantha Jane Power
- Birth date21/09/1970
- Birth PlaceCastleknock, Ireland
- Eye ColorGreen
- Zodiac SignVirgo
- ProfessionDiplomat, Author, Academic
- WifeCass Sunstein
- Net Worth$1 to $5 million
- ParentsJim Power and Vera Delaney
Declan Power Sunstein and Rian Power Sunstein
Samantha Jane Power is an Irish-American academic who served as the 28th US Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party and also a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Power was first Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy. She was also enlisted as the 41st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Also, she has been awarded the 2015 Barnard Medal of Distinction and the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize.
Power lived in Castleknock but was raised in Ireland until she was nine. She did her schooling in Mount Anville Montessori Junior School located at Goatstown, Dublin. She studied there until her mother immigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979. Power also attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia where she was a member of the cross country team and the basketball team. Later on, she graduated from Yale University and received her B.A. degree. She was a member of the Aurelian honor society. Subsequently, she received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. In 1993, she became a U.S. citizen at the age of 23.
Power career generally started when after she became a U.S. citizen in 1993. From 1993 to 1996, she served as a war correspondent in Yugoslav Wars for various reports. Some of them are U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, and The Economist, and The New Republic. The following year when she received J.D. she firstly edited work, realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to impact was published. She had her first book called ‘A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide’ which grew out of a paper she wrote when she was attending her school. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize in 2003.
Power served as Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1998 to 2002. She later plated up as the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy. In 2004, Power was entitled by time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. She began to write a regular column for a time in the fall of 2007.
Power spent working in the office of U.S. senator Obama as a foreign policy fellow from 2005 to 2006. She also served as senior Foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, president Obama appointed her to a position on the National Security Council. In 2013, he again appointed her as a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations with a cabinet rank position. Power was also engaged in various foreign affairs. In June 2015, she spoke to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. In April 2017, Power was named to a joint faculty appointment at HLS and HKS.
Samantha Power is the daughter of Vera Delaney who was a kidney doctor and Jim Power who was a dentist and piano player. On July 4, 2008, Power got married to the law professor Cass Sunstein whom she met while working on the Obama campaign. They were married in the church of Mary Immaculate, Waterville, County Kerry, Ireland. Power gave birth to their first child, Declan Power Sunstein on April 24, 2009. On June 1, 2012, she gave birth to her next daughter child named Rian Power Sunstein.
Samantha Power net worth is estimated from $1 million- $5 million. Her primary source of income is a politician as her profession. She is one of the Richest Politician who was born in Ireland. Being in politics, she has been a successful and well-doing person.
What is Samantha Power doing?
Ambassador Samantha Power is still the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Power also has views related to COVID-19. She recently published an article on how the COVID-19 will change National Security Forever. She is still an education idealist who gives public speeches.