News & Notes: Prospect Magazine includes U. professors as ‘world thinkers’
Prospect Magazine’s long list for the top “world thinkers” includes three distinguished University faculty members.
Former Dean of the Wilson School Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 is on the magazine’s list of consideration. Slaughter, who was also a former director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, sparked a national discussion about the challenges of working a high-level professional job while being a mother when she authored an article titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in the July/August issue of The Atlantic. Faculty members have speculated that Slaughter is a likely candidate to replace University President Shirley Tilghman after her retirement in June.
Economist Paul Krugman is also on the list. Krugman, a professor in the economics department and the Wilson School, was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008 in recognition of his work on new trade theory and new economic geography. He has been an opinion columnist for The New York Times since 1999.
Also included in the Prospect list is psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman, who has been a professor in the psychology department and the Wilson School since 1993, was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 for his work on judgment and decision-making.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, whose sculpture “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” is currently on display in front of Robertson Hall, was also named to Prospect’s list.
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