ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, one of the nation’s most influential commentators on international relations and global issues, will be the principal speaker at the 178th Commencement May 25 and will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
Slaughter has been named to Foreign Policy’s annual Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. From 2009 to 2011 she was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, the first woman to hold that position.
In October, Slaughter delivered the inaugural lecture in Lafayette’s Class of 1961 International Speaker Series. She holds the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professorship in Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she previously served as dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, she also writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate, and curates foreign policy news for more than 60,000 followers on Twitter.