a moment of critical global transitions, the Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with support from the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and a generous gift from Mr. David Rubenstein, has launched a multi-year, bipartisan initiative to develop a sustainable and effective national security strategy
for the United States of America. Under the stewardship of honorary
co-chairs George Shultz and Anthony Lake, the Princeton Project
brings together leading thinkers on national security from government, academe, business, and the non-profit sector to analyze key issues and develop innovative responses to a range of national security threats.
In May 2004, a group of the leading thinkers on these
issues gathered in Princeton, New Jersey for sustained analysis
and dialogue to formally launch the Project. This conference considered the historical development of U.S. national security policy and the changing nature of threats facing the United States today. Beginning in the fall of 2004, the
Project convened a series of working groups to consider
the general framework and key elements of U.S. security strategy. The Project
then held conferences in the U.S. and abroad to solicit input on a draft strategy and move toward a more refined document. The Project culminated in September 2006 with the publication of Forging A World of Liberty Under Law: U.S. National Security in the 21st Century. Project co-directors Anne-Marie Slaughter and G. John Ikenberry are presenting their findings at a series of events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia in 2007.