An afternoon with Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter



4 March 2016


University of Sydney

The US Studies Centre and the Sydney Opera House hosted a public forum on US foreign policy featuring Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, international lawyer, foreign policy analyst, political scientist and public commentator.

This was the first event in a series celebrating ten years of the US Studies Centre, from its birth in 2006, through the historic 2008 campaign, the Obama presidency, and looking forward to America's future under its next president in 2017 and beyond.

Anne-Marie Slaughter was presented in association with the Sydney Opera House's All About Women festival.

An Afternoon With Anne-Marie Slaughter


  • Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter
    President and CEO, New America

    Anne-Marie Slaughter was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in 2014 and 2016. Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a thinktank and civic enterprise dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.

    From 2009 to 2011, Slaughter 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 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.