Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the CEO of New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America in the digital age. She is also Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009 to 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, Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002 to 2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994 to 2002.
Slaughter has written or edited eight books, including The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World; Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family; The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World; and A New World Order, as well as over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic cochair 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. She is a contributing editor to the Financial Times and writes a bi-monthly column for Project Syndicate.