Samantha Power

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Samantha Power
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedJune 5, 2013
ConfirmedAugust 1, 2013
AppointedAugust 2, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Senior Director on the National Security Council
2008-Present
Education
Bachelor'sYale University
J.D.Harvard University Law School
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1970
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ProfessionJournalist
Websites
Office website
Samantha Power (b. September 21, 1970, in Dublin, Ireland) is the current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She was confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2013, by a vote of 87-10.[1]

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.[2]

Biography

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.[3] Following her wartime coverage, she earned a law degree from Harvard University Law School.[3] 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.[3]

Confirmation vote

Power was confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by the Senate with a vote of 87-10 on August 1, 2013.[4]

Samantha Power Confirmation vote, August 1, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 51 0 51
Republican Party Republicans 34 10 44
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 87 10 97


Personal

Power is married to Cass Sunstein, with whom she has two children.[5]

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External links

Official biography
Official Twitter page

References