Join us on Thursday, April 22 for a wide-ranging discussion featuring Rageh Omaar, International Affairs Editor, Independent Television News, London; Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; and Constanze Stelzenmuller, Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and Trans-Atlantic Relations at the Brookings Institution; in conversation with Niamh King, Deputy Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Security Forum, as they explore America’s place in the world after a tenuous half-decade of international upheaval and share reflections on whether or not “America is back.”
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Niamh King is Deputy Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and the Aspen Security Forum. Ms. King previously served as the Vice President for programs and strategic content at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Under her direction, the Council’s programs team grew to host hundreds of events annually, including the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, the Global Health and Development Symposium, and the Global Food Security Symposium.
Prior to joining the Council, she held positions with Intel, the European Commission, FÁS, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She earned a BA in International Relations and History from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University in The Hague, Netherlands.
Rageh Omaar is ITV’s International Affairs Editor and presenter of its flagship News at Ten program. He is also the presenter of ITV’s global current affairs program On Assignment. He was previously Senior Foreign Correspondent for the BBC as well as Africa Correspondent. Based in the Middle East he covered the second Gulf War from Baghdad and was the only western journalist inside Taliban held Kabul as it fell in 2001. He has also been BBC Africa Correspondent and present for Al Jazeera English. He has won numerous international awards for his reporting, including a Peabody Award for his dispatches from Darfur Province, Sudan, a BAFTA for coverage of Afghanistan and Royal Television Society award and the Prix Bayeaux International Award for his dispatches from the 1999 Ethiopia-Eritrea war. He was educated at Oxford University.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009-2011 she served as the director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (formerly the Woodrow Wilson School) from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002. She has written or edited seven books, including “The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World”, “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family”, and “The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World. She is also a frequent contributor to a number of publications, including The Atlantic, the Financial Times, and Project Syndicate. In 2012, she published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became one of the most read articles in the history of the magazine and helped spark a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality. She is married to Professor Andrew Moravcsik; they have two sons.
Constanze Stelzenmüller is an expert on German, European, and trans-Atlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. She is the inaugural holder of the Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and trans-Atlantic Relations in the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. From March 2020 to December 2020, she was a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe. She held the Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress from October 2019 to March 2020. She served as the inaugural Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at Brookings from 2014 to 2019. Prior to working at Brookings, she was a senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she directed the influential Transatlantic Trends survey program. Her areas of expertise include: transatlantic relations; German foreign policy; NATO; the European Union’s foreign, security, and defense policy; international law; and human rights.