Former Faculty

Former Carr Center Faculty Directors

Rory Stewart Rory Stewart, was the Ryan Family Professor of the Practice of Human Rights and the Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy from 2009 to 2011. Stewart is the founder and Chief Executive of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the regeneration of the historic commercial center of Kabul, Afghanistan. Rory earned his BA and MA in Modern History and Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University, served as an officer in the British Army, and worked for the British Diplomatic Service in Indonesia, Montenegro and elsewhere, before taking two years to walk from Turkey to Bangladesh. He covered 6,000 miles on foot across Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal - a journey which he describes in his critically acclaimed book entitled The Places in Between. In 2003 he started working for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq as Deputy Governorate Coordinator (Amara/Maysan) and Senior Adviser and Deputy Governorate Coordinator (Nasiriyah/Dhi Qar). In recognition of his service in Iraq, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the British Government in 2004. He wrote Occupational Hazards: My Time Governing in Iraq, published in the United States under the title The Prince of the Marshes, describing his experiences with the CPA. Rory spent the 2004-05 academic year at HKS as a Fellow at the Carr Center. He has also written for the New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books, among other publications.

Michael Ignatieff Michael Ignatieff, was the Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice, and the Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy from 2000 to 2005. His academic publications include Wealth and Virtue: The Shaping of Political Economy in the Scottish Enlightenment; The Needs of Strangers: An Essay on the Philosophy of Human Needs; The Warrior's Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience; Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond; The Rights Revolution;Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry; Isaiah Berlin: A Life, Empire Lite and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror. His nonacademic work includes The Russian Album, A Family Memoir, which won Canada's Governor General Award and the Heinemann Prize of Britain's Royal Society of Literature in 1988, and Scar Tissue, short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1993. Ignatieff holds a PhD in history from Harvard University.

Samantha Power Samantha Power was the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and the Director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy 1998 to 2002. Her book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide , was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general non-fiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Prize for the best book in U.S. foreign policy. Power's New Yorker article on the horrors in Darfur, Sudan won the 2005 National Magazine Award for best reporting. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002). From 1993-1996, she covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the U.S. News and World Report , The Boston Globe , and The Economist . Power is the editor, with Graham Allison, of Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact . A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, she moved to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. She spent 2005-06 working in the office of Senator Barack Obama and is currently writing a political biography of the UN's Sergio Vieira de Mello.

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