International Affairs scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter will serve as the speaker for Meredith’s 2013 Commencement ceremony. Meredith will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 7 p.m. in J.S. Dorton Arena.
Anne-Marie Slaughter was the first woman to serve as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State. Upon leaving the State Department in 2011 she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe.
Slaughter is a member of the faculty at Princeton University, where she serves at the Bert G. Kerstetter, ’66, University Professor of Politics and International Affairs. 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), and over 100 scholarly articles. Slaughter is a frequent contributor to both mainstream and new media, publishing op-eds in major newspapers, magazines and blogs around the world and curating foreign policy news for more than 40,000 followers on Twitter.
Slaughter holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.Phil and D.Phil in international relations from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Harvard University.
Additional information about Meredith’s 2013 Commencement can be found at meredith.edu/commencement.
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