Leading Through Civilian Power with Anne-Marie Slaughter

As part of the Distinguished Women in International Affairs series held by the Elliott School of International Affairs, Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter was invited to speak on "Leadership through Civilian Power" and the State Department's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

Slaughter touched upon the many difficulties and opportunities of the State Department's development and diplomatic operations. She also elaborated on the importance of empowering civilians and partnering with the private sector to meet development goals and ultimately engage in productive public diplomacy.

About the speaker

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is presently on leave, serving as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State. She was dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University from 2002-2009. Dr. Slaughter came to the Wilson School from Harvard Law School where she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and director of the International Legal Studies Program. She is also the former president of the American Society of International Law, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Drawing from this rich interdisciplinary expertise, Dr. Slaughter has written and taught broadly on global governance, international criminal law, and American foreign policy.