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Leading Voices in Higher Education: Anne-Marie Slaughter

Photo Courtesy: Denise Applewhite


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 @ 4:00pm, Cook Auditorium, Tuck School of Business

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 university professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. Her lecture is part of a celebration of 40 years of coeducation at Dartmouth.

After serving two years as the first woman director of policy planning for the US State Department, Dr. Slaughter received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011. The award, which she received for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, is the highest honor conferred by the State Department. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002 to 2009, where she rebuilt the School’s international relations faculty and created a number of new centers and programs. She has written or edited six books, including A New World Order (2004) and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007), and over 100 articles. She received a BA 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.

A passionate and eloquent speaker, Anne-Marie Slaughter addresses foreign policy as expertly as gender disparity. Her diverse experiences as a State Department official, professor and dean, and mother—as well as her background in law and foreign policy—lend her a unique and versatile voice.  In 2012 she published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in The Atlantic, an eloquent and controversial article on the difficulties women face in juggling a home-life while ascending to top positions in their respective fields. A passionate plea for providing women more flexibility to “stay in the game” even after they may have deferred a dream job because of their families, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” ignited a global debate that profoundly touched all men and women.

READ - Anne-Marie Slaughter's article in The Atlantic: Why Women Still Can't Have It All »

WATCH: The Dartmouth Now interview with Dr. Slaughter »

WATCH - Her appearance on The Colbert Report (4:54) »