The Faces of Power
Oct 24, 2011
Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State and the Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at the Wilson School was the inaugural speaker at this year’s Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Her topic of discussion was “The Faces of Power.” Joseph Nye Jr. ’58 is the Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of the Kennedy School of Government. Nye served as assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Department of Defense, chair of the National Intelligence Council, and deputy under secretary of state for security assistance, science and technology. Slaughter served as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State from 2009-2011 and was the first woman to hold that position. She was dean of the Wilson School 2002-2009. Slaughter has written widely on foreign policy and international security. Recent books include The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World and A New World Order. Slaughter is also a correspondent for the Atlantic, and is the curator/host of a feature at the Atlantic titled “Notes from the Foreign Policy Frontier.” She was also named as one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 “Twitterati” in 2011.