Samantha Power Receives National Magazine Award

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: June 27, 2005

Cambridge, MA — An article written by Samantha Power, lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, received a 2005 National Magazine Award sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. “Dying in Darfur,” published in the New Yorker Magazine, was the winner of the award for excellence in reporting.
Power was founding executive director of the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy in 1998. Her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction.
“All of us here at the Carr Center are overjoyed at this most recent tribute to the work of our founding executive director,” said Michael Ignatieff, director of the Carr Center. “She continues to demonstrate exactly the right mixture of courage, passion, impeccable research, powerful writing and political acumen that has the ability to shape attitudes and achieve results. We are proud to have her as a part of the Center, and look forward to supporting her future endeavors.”
Learn more about the National Magazine Awards on its website.


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