As President and CEO of New America, a public policy institute and idea incubator, Anne-Marie Slaughter leads a team of scientists, technologists, and political and economic thinkers in Washington, DC and New York City. New America develops cutting-edge solutions for public problems in such areas as national security, healthcare, technology policy, and education. 

Slaughter headed the U.S. State Department’s internal think tank and advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the first female Director of Policy Planning, she oversaw a major review of America’s diplomatic and development priorities. 

Her 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” an in-depth and controversial look into the work-life balance of today’s professional women, quickly became the most-read article in The Atlantic’s 100- year history. Named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR and The Economist, Slaughter’s latest, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, focuses on the future of the workplace. 

Her next book, The Chessboard and the Web: Power, Policy, and Leadership in a Networked World, will be released in 2017. 

Slaughter received her doctorate in International Relations from Oxford and her law degree from Harvard before teaching at University of Chicago and Harvard Law Schools.