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Anne-Marie Slaughter, on the State Dept., Libya & women

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ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER has returned to Princeton University, where she was dean of the Woodrow Wilson School before joining the State Department as its first female policy planning chief. And since leaving, Slaughter has become one of the more outspoken critics of the Obama Administration’s delayed decision to intervene in Libya. Slaughter wrote an influential op-ed in The New York Times on March 13th titled, “Fiddling While Libya Burns.” She also led a women’s technology delegation to Liberia and Sierra Leone last month, continuing work Slaughter did at State to lift the profile of women’s issues in international and U.S. diplomacy. Slaughter joins us to talk about what she learned about the difference between academia and statecraft, and reorienting U.S. diplomacy toward the women of the world.

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