Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Slaughter Takes Over Reins at Think Tank

On September 1, 2013, Anne-Marie Slaughter officially began her new position as President and CEO of the New America Foundation (NAF).

It was announced in early April that NAF's Board of Directors voted to name Dr. Slaughter as the think tank's next president.

Dr. Slaughter, a Princeton professor, former Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the former Director of Policy Planning at the US Department of State, succeeds Steve Coll, who stepped down as NAF president on March 31, 2013 after five years on the job.

Mr. Coll became the dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, but he remains a Senior Fellow with the National Security Studies Program at NAF.

Dr. Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton.  She is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate.

Here is a previous Think Tank Watch post on Slaughter's plans for NAF.

NAF was recently ranked as the 32nd best think tank in the US by the annual University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.  It was also ranked as the 8th best think tank in the world in terms of most innovative policy ideas and proposals.