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Anne-Marie Slaughter, Executive Director of New America, Joins Arizona State University

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram CEO and Dean of Thunderbird said: "With a mindset Global and a recognized track record of improving the state of the world through collaborative leadership that spans sectors and borders, Professor Slaughter will engage, challenge and inspire our students to grow as world leaders for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His combination of world-class scholarship and experience in managing the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change will provide a transformative learning experience for our students in the nation's capital at a time when the world needs leaders who are equipped to solve complex problems. across borders ".

"We are delighted that Anne-Marie, one of the world's greatest legal scholars, is providing our students with her in-depth knowledge as a practitioner of politics," said ASU Dean of Law Douglas Sylvester. "As head of the New America Foundation and a former State Department official, combined with her distinguished career as dean, professor, and author, Anne-Marie will provide our students with a wealth of political and international relations experience unlike any other."

Slaughter's ASU course, taught in conjunction with Gordon LaForge Principal Investigator at Princeton University and Professor at Thunderbird, will examine the role and design of networks in global affairs with this premise: "We live in a world of nation-states, but also in an era of networks, creating a network of obvious connectivity on the Internet, the COVID-19 pandemic, air travel, global supply chains, international NGOs, terrorists and other criminal networks. and interdependent financial markets. New tools and strategies are needed to understand and influence a world based on connectivity: the web art and the art of government. The course examines different case studies of all issues, from health to rights humans, the war on economic renewal, the environment on terrorism, drawing on the experience of the course participants as much as possible. "

" No p I would love to be more happy to join the ASU community, "Slaughter said. "The opportunities for innovation and experimentation with new ways of teaching and bringing together different streams of knowledge are vast and exciting."

As the executive director of New America, a thought and action group dedicated to renewing America's promise, Slaughter leads efforts to bring the nation closer to its highest ideals. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University . After serving as the first director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011, she received the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as awards for meritorious service of USAID and Supreme Allied Commander Europe . Prior to her government service, Slaughter was Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (formerly Woodrow Wilson School) from 2002 to 2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative. Law at Harvard Law School from 1994 to 2002.

Slaughter will teach the course by ASU Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Judge Sandra Day O'Connor Washington Center at Washington, DC where ASU brings its commitment and energy as a new American University in the nation's capital, collaborating with others who are prepared to transform ideas into action. The center houses Washington, DC-based academic programs of ASU including the Washington Office of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law and his The International Rule of Law and Safety program, Capital Scholars program, Thunderbird Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management, and McCain Institute's Next Generation Leaders program, among many others. In addition to hosting on-site classes and internships, special conferences and seminars held from the Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center are connected to classrooms in Arizona using videoconferencing technology.

About Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University is one of the law schools most important in the country, focused on offering students a personalized legal education. Ranked # 1 in Arizona since 2010 and # 24 nationally by US News & World Report, ASU Law offers students the opportunity to tailor their education, to match internships with their interests and career services resources to help you land your dream jobs. Additionally, ASU Law's LEED Gold certified building in downtown Phoenix is steps away from the legal, political and economic heart of Arizona . For more information, visit

About Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management is a company unit of the State University of Arizona. For more than 70 years, Thunderbird has been at the forefront of global leadership and management education, creating inclusive and sustainable prosperity around the world by educating future-ready global leaders capable of tackling the world's greatest challenges. Thunderbird's Master of Global Management was ranked # 1 in the world in 2019 by the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education. ASU is ranked # 1 as the "Most Innovative School" in the nation by US News & World Report for six consecutive years.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As a prototype of a New American University ASU conducts research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes the greatest responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the surrounding communities.

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Julie Tenney
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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
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Jonathan Ward
Deputy Director, Media Relations and Strategic Messaging
Thunderbird School of Global Management
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