May 3, 2021: Samantha Power has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Ms. Power has served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations, as Founding Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, as a Senior Advisor to Senator Barack Obama, and as a war correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The New Republic. In the Obama Administration she served as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Council, and Chair of the Atrocities Prevention Board. Ms. Power earned a BA at Yale University and a JD at Harvard Law School. She replaces Acting Administrator Gloria D. Steele.