Anne Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter


Anne-Marie Slaughter is an academic, foreign policy analyst and public commentator. She is the President and CEO of New America Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy institute and think tank, and is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Foreign Policy magazine has named Ms. Slaughter to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, before joining Princeton University in 2002.

Ms. Slaughter was the first woman to be appointed as dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affair at Princeton University. In 2009, Slaughter took a two-year public service leave when she was appointed Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, again the first woman to hold this position. She received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work in the State Department leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Ms. Slaughter has also received meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. She has authored numerous publications on U.S. foreign policy and international law, and is a contributing editor at The Atlantic.

Ms. Slaughter, described by the HLS community member who nominated her as “warm and incredible,” received her B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1980, her M.Phil. in International Affairs from Oxford University in 1982, her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1985, and her D.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford in 1992.