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

She Famously Said That Women Can’t Have it All. Now She Realizes that No One Can.

Anne-Marie Slaughter was profiled in the Washington Post Style section.

It's Time to Make 'Women's Work' Everyone's Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter joined the Atlantic at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Institute to discuss caregiving policies.

College Kids, With Kids

Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote a piece for the New York Times about undergraduates who are raising children.

Why Is Populism Winning on the American Right?

Anne-Marie Slaughter was quoted in the Atlantic about the rise of populism among American voters.

Re-Thinking the Think Tank

Please join New America for a thought-provoking event on transforming the think tank for 21st century government.

A Modern Family Leave Policy Needs These Three Things

Brigid Schulte and Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote for the Washington Post about the missing pieces need in family leave policies.

Paid Leave Leapfrogging

Join the World Bank Group's Women, Business and the Law and New America for a conversation on global lessons and laws for paid family leave.

The National Security Issue No One Is Talking About

Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elizabeth Weingarten wrote for TIME about the intersection of women in cybersecurity and national security.

Who's Really Qualified to Be President?

Anne-Marie Slaughter was one of 11 experts interviewed by CNN about the necessary traits of our next president.

The Power of Parity in the U.S.

A McKinsey Global Institute report says advancing women’s equality could add to global GDP by 2025.

The Work That Makes Work Possible

Whether it’s childcare, elder care, or self-care, caregiving plays a central role in keeping America’s economy going.

Easy? Fast? Reliable? What we should know about the internet

In a world in which a growing proportion of the population spends a growing proportion of their lives online, politicians and policymakers p