In 2003, shortly after Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 returned to Princeton as dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, she spoke about her priorities in an interview with PAW. Rebuilding the international affairs faculty would be at the top of the list, she said, but there were other topics on the international agenda that the deserved attention: "[T]hings like health, poverty, education, and climate change," she explained. "It's no longer just interstate relations."

Slaughter, in 6 1/2 years as dean, was true to her goals, expanding the Wilson School faculty with notable hires in international affairs, building new connections with other departments, particularly in engineering and the sciences, and adding five new research centers. (A more complete recap of her time as dean will be published in PAW Feb. 11.)

Last week, Slaughter took leave from the University to begin her new job as chief of policy planning in the State Department, heading up an in-house "think tank." In a farewell message to colleagues, she wrote: "I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of a great collective effort to tackle some of the gravest problems ever to have faced the nation and the world."

(Photo: Princeton University Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite)

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