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After a personal and professional crisis triggered a series of changes in the way she lives and leads, and in a time of enormous national and global upheaval, Anne-Marie Slaughter – Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University – shares her vision for how America can confront its past and build a brighter future in her ninth book, “Renewal: From Crisis to Transformation in Our Lives, Work, and Politics” (September 21, 2021).

Recently highlighted in The New York Times, “Renewal” outlines a framework for a more effective kind of leadership at every level of society, one that will “bring us closer to achieving our nation’s highest ideals,” as individuals and collectively.


A thinker, writer, Princeton Dean, first woman director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, and gender equality advocate, Slaughter has spent almost a decade at the helm of New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America. She has had deep experiences leading a diverse and largely Millennial and Gen Z workforce through a time of profound change in American society. “Renewal” weaves together many of these experiences with a wide range of social science research, history, literature and policy analysis. She invites readers on a journey they won’t forget.

“My larger goal is to encourage us all to reflect more on what individual experience can teach us about the path to collective renewal,” explains Slaughter. “We often forget that personal transformation can illuminate and inspire social change. The analogy is apt, for to transform themselves, organizations, communities and entire societies need to do many of the same things that individuals must do. Renewal is a process of looking backward and forward at the same time, facing the past with radical honesty and building a new future with confidence and hope.”

Don’t miss these upcoming events during which Anne-Marie Slaughter will discuss her new book. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated on future events.

  • September 22: Renewal at All Levels – Personal to Global
  • October 4 – 10: The New Yorker Festival
  • October 5: From Crisis to Transformation


“At a time of painful societal division, ‘Renewal’ offers a way forward that combines necessary historical reckoning with hope, pride, and an inspiring vision for a fairer and more productive America. It’s also a powerful story of leadership and transformation, with lessons for making significant positive impact on the world.” ― Reid Hoffman, cofounder of Linkedin and coauthor of “Blitzscaling”

“Slaughter offers a brilliant vision of a twenty-first-century American patriotism grounded in an allegiance to our founding principles of equality and liberty while celebrating the place in our national culture for a plurality of voices.” ― US Congressman Ro Khanna

“’Renewal’ delivers a luminous call to action, aspiration, and accountability. Anne-Marie Slaughter argues, as only she can, that to build a better America, we must examine ourselves―and her personal, introspective storytelling offers hope for a path forward.” ― Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation

“Anne-Marie Slaughter knows there is no easy answer to the question of where we go from here. Instead, by interrogating her own failures and rejections, alongside the difference between intention and action, Slaughter offers a timely meditation on the power of embracing critique as a catalyst for personal and societal change.” ― Alicia Menendez, MSNBC anchor and author of “The Likeability Trap”

“Slaughter is absolutely unmatched when it comes to articulating a new vision for America. At once honest and hopeful ― and grounded in a people-centered approach ― this book shows how we can renew the American dream, and ensure we all share in it.” ― Mariana Mazzucato, author of “Mission Economy”

Renewal is for Leaders, Organizations, and Countries was last modified: October 12th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group