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.

All Work

The Career Comeback

The "Mommy Track" needs a revamp.

On Representation and Representative Democracy

How do we reconcile theories of representation with rationales for inclusion?

New Capitalism Nurtures People, Not Products

Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote for the Financial Times about the future of capitalism and the importance of nurturing people over products.

Of George Washington, Donald Trump, and Civility

Anne-Marie Slaughter urges us to bring on vociferous debate, because words can and should be met with words, with often surprising results.

To Attend or Not to Attend?

Whether or not we attend the inauguration, we must both respect the office of the presidency and fight the politics of the president.

The Lessons of Hillbilly Elegy

We need to embrace more flexible definitions of family, stop always reaching for the brass ring, and make room for both/and politics.


Welcome to a special issue of the New America Weekly that examines the link between gender and security.

What's Next?

Anne-Marie Slaughter on bridging our differences in the wake of a divisive election.

Opening the Tank

Anne-Marie Slaughter and Hana Passen imagine what an open think tank would—and should—look like.

Confronting the Changing Face of Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter joined Valerie Jarrett and Sheila Marcelo to discuss the changing nature of work at the Bloomberg Year Ahead summit.

How to Succeed in the Networked World

Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote for Foreign Affairs on how to succeed in the digital age.

Rethinking Policies for the Demands of Modern American Families

Outdated policies aimed toward two-parent households must change to meet the demands of today’s families.