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Princeton Project on National Security
Mission
At 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.

Former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger, Amb. Richard Solomon, Former National Security Adviser Anthony Lake MPA '69, PhD '74, and Amb. Edward Djerejian meet in Robertson Hall during the May 2004 launch conferenceIn 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.

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