Anne-Marie Slaughter is the CEO of New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing the promise and national ideals of the United States through structural political reform, an overhaul of the American education system, a focus on family security and wellbeing, technology that serves democracy, and a new global politics focused on people and planet. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she was the dean of the School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–09. Slaughter received her BA from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford University, and a JD from Harvard Law School, where from 1994 to 2002 she served as the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law.
From 2009–11, Slaughter served as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. In recognition of her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, and meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Foreign Policy named Slaughter a Top 100 Global Thinker in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Slaughter has authored or edited nine books, including The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World (Yale, 2017), Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (Random House, 2015), The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (Basic Books, 2007), and A New World Order (Princeton, 2004), as well as over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic co-chair, with John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy. Her 2012 article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in The Atlantic became the magazine’s most-read piece and reopened a debate on ongoing obstacles to gender equality. Slaughter is a contributing editor to the Financial Times and writes a bi-monthly column for Project Syndicate.