Foreign Policy Expert and CEO, New America

Anne-Marie Slaughter

About the Speaker

Described as “an innovative and prolific scholar” by Foreign Policy and named one of the magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers four years in a row, Anne-Marie Slaughter turns big ideas and deep analysis into realistic strategies for a networked world. A Princeton University foreign policy professor emerita, the President of New America, and a former top official at the U.S. State Department, Dr. Slaughter confronts a range of topics — from geopolitics and global challenges to gender equality and leadership — with a unique and powerful voice.

As President and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan civic enterprise, public policy institute, and idea incubator New America, Slaughter leads a team of scientists, technologists, and political and economic thinkers in Washington, DC and New York City. Developing cutting-edge solutions for public problems, she aims to innovate in such areas as national security, healthcare, technology policy, and education.

From 2009-2011, Slaughter headed the U.S. State Department’s internal think tank and advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the Director of Policy Planning, the first female in the role, she oversaw a major review of America’s diplomatic and development priorities. For her efforts, she received the Department’s highest honor, the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award.

Now a foreign affairs columnist for Project Syndicate, Slaughter became one of the country’s most talked about writers with “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” an indepth and controversial look into the extreme work-life balance of today’s professional women. It is the most read article in The Atlantic's history.

At Princeton, Slaughter was the Bert G. Kerstetter Professor of Politics and International Affairs. The first female Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, she rebuilt the school's international relations faculty and programs.

The author and editor of six books, including A New World Order and The Idea that is America, Slaughter has published over 100 scholarly articles in international law and relations. Her next book on caregiving, work/life balance, and the roles of men and women is scheduled for a Fall 2015 release.

Slaughter received her doctorate in International Relations from Oxford and her law degree from Harvard before teaching at University of Chicago and Harvard Law Schools. Formerly a consultant for Google, she is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and on the board of Abt Associates.

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