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New America Foundation Welcomes Back Anne-Marie Slaughter

Published:   June 10, 2011

The New America Foundation is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Slaughter has rejoined its Board of Directors. Dr. Slaughter left the board -- as well as her post at Princeton University -- in 2009 to serve as Director of Policy Planning at the State Department. Since leaving the administration in early 2011, Dr. Slaughter has returned to Princeton as the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs.

"We were sorry, if also proud, that Anne-Marie's service at State meant that she had to step down from New America's board,”  Foundation President Steve Coll said, “and we are thrilled now to have her back. Anne-Marie's deep, original thinking about globalization, technology, economics and foreign policy have been prescient and influential. Her intellectual leadership has been important to New America and we look forward to more."

Dr. Slaughter said, “I am excited to return to New America and to work with such an innovative and forward-thinking set of colleagues. For more than a decade, New America has been at the forefront of the most original and strategic policy conversations. I welcome the opportunity to strengthen those efforts.”

Dr. Slaughter was the first woman to hold the Director of Policy Planning position at State Department. Dr. Slaughter had previously served as the Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and prior to that was a professor at Harvard Law School and its Director of Graduate and International Legal Studies.

New America's board, chaired by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, is made up of scholars, journalists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The full roster can be found at http://newamerica.net/about/board.