Press release
27.09.18

Hertie School honours Anne-Marie Slaughter with Michael Endres Prize

Berlin, 27 September 2018 – US political scientist Anne-Marie Slaughter is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Michael Endres Prize, awarded by the Hertie School of Governance. The Hertie School will present the former Director of Policy Planning under US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the 50,000-euro research prize on 8 October in Berlin.

The jury, headed by former German President Horst Koehler, said of their choice: “Anne-Marie Slaughter has made an outstanding contribution through her academic scholarship. She has and continues to be committed to the dialogue between academia and the world of politics and policymaking. In her role in top positions in academia, politics and civil society, Anne-Marie Slaughter has been and is a champion for social progress, international understanding and the transatlantic relationship.”

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise with offices in Washington DC, 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. Prior to her government service, Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for seven years. She studied International Relations at Princeton und Oxford, and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. After completing a doctorate at Oxford University, Slaughter taught International and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School. In addition to numerous academic publications, she also writes for journalistic publications, for example as a columnist in the Financial Times. Her article in The Atlantic in 2012, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”, gained international resonance in the discussion about equality.

Anne-Marie Slaughter will visit the Hertie School several times in the Academic Year 2018/19, where she will, among other things, work with students on new methods of solving public problems. Henrik Enderlein, President of the Hertie School said: “Anne-Marie Slaughter combines excellent research with astute policy guidance, and is frequently at the forefront of debates on controversial societal topics. She is thus an ideal role model for our students. We look forward to our exchange with her.”

The Dr. Michael Endres Prize is awarded to renowned academics whose work centres on topics within the Hertie School’s research and teaching fields, and who have helped bridge academic research and policymaking. The prize is named for the long-time Chairman and current honorary Chairman of the Hertie Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Michael Endres, who was instrumental in founding the Hertie School in 2003 and who has helped guide its successful development since.

Former German President Horst Koehler headed the jury, which also included Maria Böhmer, President of the German UNESCO Commission, Helmut Anheier, former President of the Hertie School, Tanja Gönner, Chair of the Management Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Wolfgang Schön, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, and Frank-Jürgen Weise, Chairman of Board of the Hertie Foundation.

Anne-Marie Slaughter will speak on “The new practice of public problem-solving” at the public presentation of the prize on 8 October 2018 at 6.00 p.m. at the Hertie School of Governance. Author and journalist Kati Marton will hold the laudation and Thomas Bagger, Director of Foreign Policy at the Office of the Federal President, will also join the discussion.  

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