Anne-Marie Slaughter ’76, acclaimed teacher, commentator, and writer in the field of international relations, returned to campus Wednesday to speak to the Upper School students. After teaching law at Harvard and the University of Chicago for twelve years, Anne-Marie returned to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University, from which she graduated magna cum laude in 1980, accepting the position as Dean. She later became the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs. In 2009, she took on the role of Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State under Hillary Clinton. Anne-Marie returned to Princeton to teach in 2011 and serves on the Foreign Policy Advisory Board.
Anne-Marie can call the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School her alma maters, but she spoke today of what being an alumna of St. Anne’s-Belfield School means to her. Giving a nod to the acronym “STAB,” she spoke of four values she believes that her twelve years at the school instilled in her and have served her well during her career: Seriousness, Truth, Ambition, and Bravery. Anne-Marie noted many faculty members, including Mrs. Butterfield and Miss Malone, who taught her to challenge herself and inspired her in school and during her time since graduation.
The recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award at her 35th Reunion last April, Anne-Marie was unable to attend the festivities and accepted the award at Wednesday’s assembly. Alumni Council President, Fritz Berry ’84 had the honor of presenting Anne-Marie with the award. A number of family members, including her parents and aunt, Mary Slaughter ’52, were there to support her. View photos here.