Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011, she served as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.

Dr. Slaughter has written or edited eight​ books, including ​The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World (2017)​, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (2015), The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007)​, and ​A New World Order (2004), ​as well as over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States. In 2012 she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in the Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

Dr. Slaughter is a contributing editor to the Financial Times and writes a bi-monthly column for Project Syndicate. She provides frequent commentary for both mainstream and new media and curates foreign policy news for over 140,000 followers on Twitter. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. She received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.

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Muckraking: The New Old Human Rights Campaign

What can the history of investigative journalism – or global muckraking, as Columbia professor Anya Schiffrin calls it – teach us?

National Security Babies

If young children do not receive high-quality care from educated professionals who understand how to stimulate and shape brain development,

The Hackers of Oz

How do we win a war that can’t be seen? Anne-Marie Slaughter goes behind the cyber curtain to find out.

How to Fix America's Foreign Policy

Henry Kissinger’s new book should be read as a salvo in the ongoing foreign policy struggle for Barack Obama’s soul.

Journalism’s New Deep End

Lara Setrakian discusses her innovative approach to filling the information gap on major stories like Ebola and the Syrian Civil War.

Hacking Diversity in Tech and Beyond

The tech industry now admits it has a woman problem. On this episode, fresh ideas for how to address that issue across the tech sector.

Obama’s Foreign Policy

From Ukraine to the Middle East to China, the United States is redefining its role in international affairs.

Can We Save Good Local Journalism?

Why we need a New York Times in every state and how—in this moment when global digital storytelling is thriving.

The Weekly Wonk: History Is Happening Now

Police violence against people of color doesn't ever seem to be part of the past.

The Future of Cities

Today, for the first time in human history, the majority of us live in urban areas. Is the 21st century is the era of the city?

As Tech Gender Imbalance Shifts, So Does ‘Attitude,’ Joanne Wilson Says

“They definitely look at their businesses different [from men],” Ms. Wilson said about female entrepreneurs during an interview Monday at th

In Conversation with Fred and Joanne Wilson

Anne-Marie Slaughter sits down with Fred and Joanne Wilson to discuss the future of investment and philanthropy.