Samantha Power, a Strong Advocate of Armenian Genocide Recognition, Appointed as USAID’s Head

Samantha Power, former US Representative at the UN during the Obama administration, has been voted in to be the head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), nominated by POTUS Joe Biden. A Yale and Harvard alumna, Samantha Power first became an advocate for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide when she released her first book titled Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (2002). Last Saturday, in a Twitter thread, Power shared a personal story of how Obama’s inability to recognize the genocide in 2009 had affected her personally, by tweeting: “having pushed for recognition, I was shaken by the decision—and went into labor a few weeks early, causing my son Declan to be born on April 24, #ArmenianGenocideRemembranceDay. He turned 12 today.” We wish Power the best of luck in her new position.


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