The J. Byron McCormick Lecture
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The 2005 J. Byron McCormick Lecture

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Topic: “Can American foreign Policy be Fixed? ”

Samantha Power is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her recent book, "A Problem from Hell ": America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non¬fiction, the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general non-fiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Prize for the best book in U.S. foreign policy.

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Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998¬2002). From 1993-1996, Power covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the U.S. News and World Report, the Boston Globe, and the Economist. She is the editor, with Graham Allison, of Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact (St. Martin's, 2000). A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, she moved to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine.

The Lecture will be held in the Ares Auditorium Room 146, James E. Rogers College of Law. There will be a Reception following the lecture in the Courtyard of the James E. Rogers College of Law.

About the Annual MCcormick Lecture

Thc J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick who served the State of Arizona with great distinction as President of the University of Arizona, as Dean of the University's College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents.


The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the oldest law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West. Since 1915, the College has educated many of Arizona’s most distinguished judges and lawyers; its graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas both in the state and nationwide.

The College is singularly committed to first-rate teaching, research, and service to the public and legal profession. Our size – a total student body of about 500 – fosters close interaction and a high level of intellectual engagement among students and faculty.

Tucson is located in the beautiful Sonoran desert, near the border of two nations, and in a state that embraces tribal lands, with the attendant complexities of multiple cultures and sovereignities. Arizona is a stimulating, unique setting in which to work and to live.

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