Anne-Marie Slaughter
A Woman's Journey in Foreign Policy

October 8, 2015 7:30 PM    Dinner

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Anne-Marie Slaughter: A Woman's Journey in Foreign Policy


Anne-Marie Slaughter, head of the New America Foundation and author of the much-read article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”, will talk about her vision of equality between men and women, and also her broader views of U.S. foreign policy culled from her previous job as Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. As President and CEO of New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington D.C., Slaughter continues to speak and write about foreign policy, including the Iran issue, Greece’s debt and refugees – but this is underpinned by her personal journey as a working mother. In 2009, Slaughter was on the fast track working in her dream job as the first female Director of Policy Planning. Her boss was then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Slaughter was confident that she could juggle her career in Washington, D.C. with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. The cost of limited time with her two young sons was ‘immediate and large.’ Slaughter decided to leave the State Department and return to a career in academia so she could spend more time with her family. Slaughter traveled the country asking tough questions about the evolving feminist movement and this gave rise to her article and subsequent book that had a different take on women balancing work and life from that of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her popular book Lean In.

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and the former dean of its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A foreign policy analyst, legal and international relations scholar, and public commentator, Slaughter was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School and is a former president of the American Society of International Law. She provides frequent commentary for both mainstream and new media and curates foreign policy news for over 80,000 followers on Twitter.

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family will be published on September 29th.

 

To read her story “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” that was published in The Atlantic in 2012 and became the most read article in the history of the magazine, please click here.

 

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