Mia Farrow and Woody Allen's son has sparked a political controversy after the 21-year-old was appointed a liaison to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in Pakistan.
Ronan Farrow has followed in his actress mother's footsteps and become a human rights activist, but his appointment to the U.S. State Department has outraged humanitarian groups, whose members claim he is far too young to work on behalf of the war-torn country.
A former the child prodigy, Ronan has three years experience working as a Special Assistant to former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke - but that's not enough to appease critics.
One activist against Farrow's appointment says, "You have seasoned, experienced NGO officials dealing with some very sensitive foreign policy and humanitarian aid issues, whose main contact in Holbrooke's office is a 21 year old whose experience has been travelling to southern Sudan with his mom."
However, State Department officials insist young Farrow is well-qualified.
A spokesperson says, "He's very qualified for the job, and has already helped explain the current situation (regarding) Pakistani procurements to key NGOs."