- Princeton University's Anne-Marie Slaughter, a professor of politics and international affairs, will take over as president of the New America Foundation on September 1, following the departure of Steve Coll.
- Slaughter is a longtime New America board member who caused a commotion last year when she penned an essay for The Atlantic titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."
- She previously served as dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002 to 2009 and was the U.S. State Department's director of policy planning under Hillary Clinton for two years.
From the article:
... Eric E. Schmidt, chairman of New America's Board of Directors and executive chairman of Google, praised Ms. Slaughter in a written statement for her "extensive policy expertise and visionary leadership." The six books she has written or edited include A New World Order and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World. ...