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 Dangerous 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

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
How should the U.S. respond to Steven Sotloff’s killing?

For reaction, Judy Woodruff talks to Charles Sennott of The GroundTruth Project. Then, former National Security Council staff Lt. Col. Dougl


NEW AMERICA NYC
In Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates sits down with Anne-Marie Slaughter to discuss racism, equality, and his recent piece on the case for reparations.


BETTER LIFE LAB
How Are Contemporary Notions of Success Impacting the American Family?

New America NYC hosted an examination of the ways that contemporary definitions of success are affecting our families and communities.


FUTURE TENSE
Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

In China, online critics write in code to spread the truths their government wants to hide. In Cuba, bloggers band together to get a fellow


NEW AMERICA NYC
In Conversation with Steven Rattner

Anne-Marie Slaughter sits down with President Obama's "Car Czar," Steven Rattner, to discuss the business of government.


NEW AMERICA NYC
In Conversation with Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes discusses how technology helped him as the young head of a major social networking site.


NEW AMERICA NYC
In Conversation with Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, joins Anne-Marie Slaughter to kickoff our new Leadership, Innovation and Ideas series.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Weekly Wonk: Karzai's Dangerous Game

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is refusing to sign the U.S. peace agreement that outlines the terms of our 2014 withdrawal.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Why Women Still Can't Have It All

A groundbreaking article that disrupted the prevailing notion that work-family balance was within reach for every woman.