“The Chessboard and the Web”
From 2009-2011 Professor Slaughter served as the director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Professor 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. She has written or edited several books, including A New World Order and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World, and is a frequent contributor to a number of publications, including The Atlantic and Project Syndicate. In 2012, she published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, and it quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spark a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to full male-female equality. From that article grew her most recent book, titled Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family. Professor Slaughter is with us today because she is giving the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs at the MacMillan Center which center on her forthcoming book, The Chessboard and the Web.