Samantha Power is a Professor of Human Rights Practice 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 nonfiction, the 2003 National Book Critics
Circle Award for general nonfiction and the Council on Foreign
Relations's Arthur Ross Prize for the best book on US foreign policy.
Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.