Anne-Marie Slaughter

Princeton Faculty
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
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Slaughter writes and lectures widely on international law and foreign policy issues. Her seminal academic work lies the juncture of political science and law, where she pioneered the current emphasis on cross-fertilization between international relations and international law. She has written over fifty scholarly articles and written or edited four books on subjects such as the effectiveness of international courts and tribunals, the legal dimensions of the war on terrorism, building global democracy, international law and international relations theory, and compliance with international rules. In her recent book, A New World Order, she identifies transnational networks of government officials as an increasingly important component of global governance. Recently she also edited Legalization and World Politics (with Judith Goldstein, Miles Kahler, and Robert O. Keohane). Slaughter is a former President of the American Society of International Law and currently serves on the boards of a number of organizations, including the McDonalds Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New America Foundation, and the Canadian Institute for International Governance Innovation. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among other honors, Slaughter gave a set of Millennial Lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2000, later published, and won the Francis Deak Prize for best article awarded by the American Journal of International Law in both 1990 and 1994. Until 2003, Slaughter was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law and Director of Graduate and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. She has also taught at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to her numerous scholarly writings, Slaughter is a frequent contributor to national and international news media, as well as a regular lecturer to academic audiences and civic groups on topics such as international tribunals, terrorism, and international law. She is also the convener and academic co-chair of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States. JD Harvard Law School, D.Phil (International Relations) Oxford.