Samantha Power, who will speak at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Thursday, April 10, has just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for a work of general non-fiction for her book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (2002, Basic Books). Pulitzer Prize honorees were announced April 7.
She is a lecturer in public policy, as well as the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard University. She has reported on the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and worked for the International Crisis group. Power's book, and the basis of her lecture, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, also won the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction.
Topics covered in her lecture will include the Holocaust, genocide in Armenia, Rwanda, and Bosnia, as well as Iraqi attacks on the Kurds. The lecture, which will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, is free and open to the public.