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Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke before a packed house Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel.

Her talk, “The Big Picture: Beyond Hot Spots and Crises in Our Interconnected World,” was the inaugural lecture of the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series.

Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, was the first woman to serve as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State.

Prior to her government service, Slaughter was dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002-09. She is a frequent contributor to major newspapers, magazines, and blogs around the world, curating foreign policy news for more than 20,000 followers on Twitter. She has written or edited six books, including A New World Order (2004) and The Idea That is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World (2007).  In July 2012, she authored “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” believed to be the most-read article in the history of The Atlantic magazine.

Shehtaz Huq ’14 (Garland, Texas), a double major in English and film and media studies, interviewed Slaughter about the issues she raised in her article in The Atlantic.

In addition to the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series, her talk was sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the departments of government and law, international affairs, and foreign languages and literatures.

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