Within days of being published in The Atlantic this summer, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s blockbuster cover story, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” attracted more than one million readers online and reignited a national and international discussion about social policies and cultural attitudes toward the work-life balance.
From morning television to the blogosphere to late-night comedians, the article provoked a wide range of reactions. The conversation continues in this panel discussion with Slaughter, who served as the first female director of policy planning at the State Department and is a currently a professor at Princeton University; Hanna Rosin, an Atlantic senior editor and author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, based on her July/August 2010 Atlantic cover story; and James Bennet, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic.
James Bennet is the editor in chief and a co-president of The Atlantic. Prior to joining the magazine in 2006, he was the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times.
Hanna Rosin, an Atlantic national correspondent, is the author of the book The End of Men based on her story in the July/August 2010 Atlantic.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is currently the president and CEO of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute and idea incubator based in Washington and New York. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, declares that while some women have reached society's highest levels of leadership, there is no framework for new generations of women to attain similar accomplishments. Slaughter argues that there needs to be a "revolution" to secure a new era of representation for women.