Princeton Professor To Speak April 19 on Drones, Detention and Foreign Policy at U.Va. Law

April 16, 2013

A leading voice on foreign policy and mainstream issues, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University’s Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, will deliver the 15th Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Law on “Drones, Detentions and the Dilemmas of 21st-Century Foreign Policy.”

Slaughter, a former dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a former director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department, will give her talk April 19 at 5 p.m. in Caplin Auditorium. It will be free and open to the public, and parking will be available in Law School lots.

The annual Abraham lecture is sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

“We are thrilled that Professor Slaughter is delivering the 15th Henry Abraham Distinguished Lecture,” said Josh Wheeler, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center. “We could not ask for a timelier topic or a more qualified person to address it.”

Slaughter is among the nation’s leading thinkers about the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization. She has written or edited six books, including “A New World Order” and “The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World,” as well as more than 100 scholarly articles.

She is a frequent contributor to mainstream media, as well as new media, with more than 66,000 followers on Twitter.

In the summer of 2012, Slaughter sparked a national conversation about work-life balance and the lack of women in workplace leadership roles with her cover story in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can't Have It All.

Earlier this month, the nonpartisan public policy think tank The New America Foundation appointed Slaughter as its next president, effective Sept. 1.

She has served on a number of boards, including the Council on Foreign Relations and McDonald’s Corp., and currently serves on the boards of the New America Foundation and Abt Associates. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and is a consultant to Google Inc.

Foreign Policy magazine named Slaughter to its annual list of the top 100 global thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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