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Woman of Distinction

Miss Hall’s School presented the 2015 Woman of Distinction Award to Anne-Marie Slaughter, the President and CEO of the New America Foundation and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. The presentation was made on Thursday, April 9, at New York University's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City.

The author or editor of six books, Dr. Slaughter has also written more than 100 scholarly articles, including a 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which was published in The Atlantic and quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine. It also helped spark a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

From 2009 to 2011 Dr. Slaughter served as the director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department, Dr. Slaughter received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, she was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002 to 2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994 to 2002.
Additionally, Dr. Slaughter is the author of A New World Order and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World, and she was the convener and academic co-chair—with Professor G. John Ikenberry, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton—of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States. Foreign Policy magazine named her to their annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Dr. Slaughter received a B.A. from Princeton, an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard University. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they live in Princeton with their two sons.
Miss Hall's School thanks the Lily Auchincloss Foundation for underwriting support of the New York City Philanthropic Round Table and Woman of Distinction events. These events are also funded in part by the Norris Center for Girls’ & Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy at Miss Hall’s School.

About the Woman of Distinction Award

The Miss Hall’s School Woman of Distinction Award was established in 2005 through a grant given in memory of Dr. Ruth Ratner Miller, former Health Director and later Community Development Director for the City of Cleveland, Ohio, and founding member of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

The award is presented to a woman who is nationally recognized for achievements in her field, for her success in raising awareness of topics related to gender, and for her commitment to advancing the role of women in the world.

Recipients embody values in keeping with the Miss Hall’s School mission of educating girls to be committed, bold, accomplished, compassionate, and honorable. This award confirms the importance of women contributing boldly to the common good.

Previous winners of the Miss Hall's School Woman of Distinction Award

Linda C. Babcock, Ph.D.
James M. Walton Professor of Economics at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University

Nannerl O. Keohane, Ph.D.
Former president of Wellesley College and of Duke University; Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor at Princeton University

Cokie Roberts
Senior News Analyst for NPR, Political Commentator with ABC News, syndicated columnist, and best-selling author

Dr. Susan Love
President of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and a leader in the fight against breast cancer

Haleh Esfandiari, Ph.D.
Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Carol Evans
CEO of Working Mother magazine and one of the country’s foremost experts on working mothers

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D.
Author, filmmaker and social theorist recognized for pioneering work on the image of women in advertising

Frances Hesselbein
Chairman of the Leader to Leader Institute and 1998 winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.
President of Princeton University
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