2018 Friedmann Award

The 44th Wolfgang Friedmann Award Banquet – April 3, 2018

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DR. ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER TO RECEIVE 2018 WOLFGANG FRIEDMANN AWARD 

 


Since 1975, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law has presented the Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law.

We are delighted to honor Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter. Dr. Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. 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.

Dr. Slaughter has written or edited eight books, including The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Dangerous World (2017), Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (2015), The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Networked World (2007), and A New World Order (2004), as well as over 100 scholarly articles. She was the convener and academic co-chair, with Professor John Ikenberry, 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. In 2012, she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

For her considerable impact on foreign affairs and international law the Journal will present the 44th Wolfgang Friedmann Award to Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter.

The award is given in memory of the Journal’s founder, Columbia Law School Professor Wolfgang Friedmann. Friedmann, a native of Germany, emigrated to the United States and taught at the Law School from 1955 until his death in 1972. He passionately advocated for a world order based on mutual respect among nations, and is best known for his denunciations of the Nazi Party when he worked as a jurist in Germany in the early 1930s.

Founded in 1961, the Journal has showcased the work of generations of international law scholars. It now has more than 400 subscribers, one-third of whom live outside the U.S. in more than 60 countries.