|U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||June 5, 2013|
|Confirmed||August 1, 2013|
|Appointed||August 2, 2013|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Senior Director on the National Security Council|
|J.D.||Harvard University Law School|
|Birthday||September 21, 1970|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
Power was previously the Senior Director of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights for the National Security Council and served as a special assistant to President Obama.
Power was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to the U.S. in 1979 with her family. She graduated from Yale University and became a journalist in 1993, covering the Yugoslav Wars. Following her wartime coverage, she earned a law degree from Harvard University Law School. Power has written two books and has worked with President Obama during his tenure as senator, on his presidential campaign and as a presidential advisor on foreign affairs before being appointed ambassador to the United Nations.
|Samantha Power confirmation vote, August 1, 2013|
|Party||Votes for||Votes against||Total votes|
Power is married to Cass Sunstein, with whom she has two children.
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- L.A. Times, "Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.N. ambassador," August 1, 2013
- The White House Blog, "White House Profile - Samantha Power," accessed July 16, 2013
- Discoverthenetworks.org, "Samantha Power," accessed July 23, 2013
- GovTrack, "On the Nomination PN554: Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations," August 1, 2013
- United States Mission to the U.N., "Ambassador Samantha Power," accessed August 2, 2013