Women in Global Leadership

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December 2, 2020

Now more than ever, women are taking on top leadership roles in government and national security — most notably with the recent election of the first female vice president, Kamala Harris. These women will be tasked with shaping the future landscape of diplomacy – and tackling the top challenges facing decision-makers today including morphing threats, shifting alliances, rising populism and a fractured view about America as a global leader. On this week's LBJ In the Arena, we welcomed Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. Slaughter is the first woman to serve as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State (2009–11) and served as dean of Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs (2002–09). She was joined by LBJ School Associate Professor Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens to discuss her barrier-breaking career and what she's learned about leadership from working in top roles in government, academia and the private sector.