Samantha Power

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Samantha Power is the current Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a Pulitzer-winning author, a distinguished diplomat and one of the U.S.’s most widely respected advisors on foreign affairs.
An immigrant to the U.S., having arrived from Ireland at the age of 9, Power worked as a war correspondent covering the Yugoslav Wars before graduating from Harvard Law School. Since then, there’s no issue or challenge to which she hasn’t devoted her mind and influence, from advising the Obama administration on LGBTQ+, women’s rights, human trafficking and threats against democracy during her four years on the National Security Council, to instigating radical changes in the treatment of refugees, helping ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals during her four years serving as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N.