Economist PEDRO PABLO KUCZYNSKI *61, left, was elected president of Peru in April. Kuczynski, a former Peruvian prime minister, appointed former Peruvian ambassador to the U.S. RICARDO LUNA ’62, right, as his minister of foreign affairs.
ANNE HOLTON ’80, wife of Democratic vice presidential hopeful Tim Kaine, was profiled in August in The New York Times. Holton, a former legal-aid lawyer, family-court judge, and Virginia education secretary, was portrayed as someone “driven by an almost religious sense of fairness, an aversion to idleness, and a family-bred commitment to service that has helped elevate her into one-half of Virginia’s most famous power couple.”
Architects TOD WILLIAMS ’65 *67 and his wife, Billie Tsien, were chosen by Barack and Michelle Obama ’85 to design the Obama presidential library in Chicago. The architects also designed Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Queen Elizabeth II presented the Queen’s Young Leader Award to NUSHELLE DE SILVA ’11 for her work in founding Building Bridges, weekly arts workshops that encourage dialogue among people of diverse ethnic backgrounds in Sri Lanka.
In a Commencement address at Barnard College in May, former Princeton professor and aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER ’80 directly addressed students who had protested her selection as speaker because they saw her as a representative of “white corporate feminism.” “Does my identity mean I cannot speak for women who do not look or live like me? This is the same question that has created the generational split among so many women with regard to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign,” said Slaughter, now the CEO of the New America think tank.