According to her definition, Samantha Power is “Child of Bosnia”. With the Irish origin, she came to the U.S. when she was nine years old. However, according to the New York Times, she has grown up in our country, where she worked as a reporter during the war. Just as the generation before her who lived in Vietnam or in another country during the World War II.
“Our vision of the ‘American power’ was born in B&H”, said Power who is the author of book “A Problem From Hell”, which tells us about the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the participation of the U.S. A in the process of stopping the wars in Balkans.
She arrived in B&H in 1993, along with many other international reporters. As she says, she testified, unbelievable atrocities toward the population of B&H, they were killed, not because they committed something, but because of what they are. She graduated from the University of Yale, and she was shocked by the fact that the U.S. did not have much desire to stop the genocide that would follow.
Power with 87 votes and only 10 against, yesterday was officially appointed as the new ambassador of the UN. Also, her work up to now was appreciated by the President Barack Obama, who is a great supporter of her.
In 2008 she was involved in the campaign of the U.S. President, Obama.
Prior to her appointment for the current position, Power was the Head of International Relations and Human Rights in the National Security Council and special assistant of Obama.
Power has constantly write about stopping the genocide and she criticized the United Nations when it comes to genocide in B&H and Rwanda.
It is believed that her appointment as the new Ambassador of the United States for the United Nations can be a big help for our country.