Renewal: From Crisis to Transformation in Our Lives, Work, and Politics
Date and Time:
Nov 16 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Note: Event start time is Central Time (CT).


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Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO at New America

Alicia Menendez

Author, podcast host, and anchor of MSNBC’s "American Voices with Alicia Menendez"

Renewal: From Crisis to Transformation in Our Lives, Work, and Politics

Advice | Business | Career | Character | Empathy | Entrepreneurship | Innovation | Leadership | Memoir | Psychology | Relationships | Storytelling | Stress | Transformation | Well Being | Women

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ph.D.’s new book, Renewal: From Crisis to Transformation in Our Lives, Work, and Politics, details the issues plaguing our time, including systemic racism, mass unemployment, growing economic inequality, and the livability of our planet. But the book also offers Prof. Slaughter’s candid and deeply personal account of crisis and change, and she explores a new understanding of how we as individuals, organizations, and nations can look at our current situation, reflect and respond, facing the past and embracing a new future.

Weaving together personal stories with insights from the latest research in the social sciences, Renewal provides lessons for anyone willing to see themselves with new eyes and embrace radical honesty, risk, resilience, interdependence, grace, and vision. As a scholar, leader, entrepreneur, public commentator, feminist, and foreign policy expert, Prof. Slaughter presents ways to confront and accept criticism, support change, attempt and evaluate risk, explore leadership, and share power. In her own story of renewal, Prof. Slaughter explains how vital it is for all readers to take stock of their past and recognize where failures can become opportunities.

Prof. Slaughter is the CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her books include Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family and The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World. She last appeared for FAN in 2015 to discuss Unfinished Business.

Slaughter will be in conversation with Alicia Menedez, anchor of MSNBC’s American Voices with Alicia Menendez. She is also the author of The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are and host of the Latina to Latina podcast. Prior to joining the network, Ms. Menendez served as a correspondent on Amanpour & Company on PBS and formerly hosted a nightly news and pop culture show on Fusion called Alicia Menendez Tonight. Her reporting and interviews have appeared on ABC News, Bustle, FusionTV, PBS and Vice News.

This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available on our website and YouTube channel.

BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Renewal from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Slaughter that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.