October 01, 2008
Four individuals with Harvard Law School connections have been named to Esquire Magazine’s list of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century: Professor Noah Feldman, Samantha Power ’99, Barack Obama ’91, and Supreme Court Justice John Roberts ’79.
Compiled in honor of the magazine’s 75th anniversary, the list includes individuals from “every field of endeavor” who are “bending history right now.”
Feldman was cited for his expertise in Islamic philosophy and law as well as Constitutional law. Together, those interests make him “a public intellectual for our time.”
Power, a professor of human rights at the Kennedy School, was noted for her influential scholarship that focuses on America’s response to international problems. She “has a vision that will help shape 21st-century American foreign policy,” the magazine notes. A profile of Power and Professor Cass Sunstein ’78 was also included but is not yet available online.
Chief Justice John Roberts ’79 of the Supreme Court and Senator Barack Obama ’91 were included for their influence on American law and politics.
Read the full list in Esquire Magazine.