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Pulitzer-Winning Author and Former Obama Adviser to Speak at Tulane

March 26, 2008 10:30 AM


Keith Brannon
(504) 862-8789

Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, human rights activist and former adviser to presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, will give a two-part lecture on March 31 at Tulane University about genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and foreign policy challenges for the next president of the United States.

One of the foremost minds on human rights, Power won a Pulitzer for her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, which chronicles 20th-century acts of genocide and U.S responses to them. Power is the recent author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, a biography of the UN envoy killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2003.

Power will first give an update on the conflict in Darfur at 4 p.m. in Thomson Lecture Hall in the School of Architecture"s Richardson Memorial building. The talk will include a question and answer session. At 5 p.m., she will speak on "Foreign Policy Under the Next Administration." Power"s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Payson Center for International Development, Newcomb College Institute, The Center for Scholars, The World Affairs Council of New Orleans and the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Co-curricular Programs.