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Board Member Spotlight: Anne Tierney Goldstein ’79 Anne Tierney Goldstein ’79 has been the Human Rights Education Director of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) since 1993. She has taught undergraduate and law school courses at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the joint Oxford-George Washington summer program in human rights in Oxford, UK. She attended Harvard Law School. What was your first job? Libya, being just one poignant example. The gridlock on CapiI worked as a salesgirl in a Jordan Marsh department tol Hill, however, is a departure store. I didn’t get any special training to fit children with from that tradition. I see the shoes, but I was sent to tact classes before being trusted to willful rejection of scientific work in the women’s swimsuit department. evidence as something new, and something that needs to be solved, that probably can only be Who were your mentors early in your career? solved with private initiatives. The most brilliant professor I had in law school became My own field is social justice. I know relatively little a lifelong friend and mentor. about climate change, which seems to be the great moral In my first year of law school, all of my classes had 165 imperative of the next generation. I hope through Alumnipeople, and you could be called on at any time. I escaped Corps to learn who is doing effective work in that area. (being called on) for a month or so, and then my torts professor, Lew Sargentich, called on me around October. I had Who do you think is doing interesting work in the nonthe absolute stereotyped image of panic: the sea of faces profit sector today? swirling, the sickening lurch to the stomach, etc. I don’t I work for the International Association of Women remember the question, but my answer was, “The plaintiff Judges and I recently spent three hours with a group of Afwas smooshed by the train.” He looked at me encouragingly ghan women judges formulating strategies for ending stonand said (as though I’d solved Fermat’s Last Theorem), ings in rural Afghanistan. I love working for an organiza“That’s right. The plaintiff was smooshed by a train! I think tion that brings professionals together to discuss issues like Ms. Goldstein has hit upon a very important theoretical conchild sexual abuse. An organization where the woman on struct here.” one side of you might be a veiled Muslim or an Evangelical Then he went off on a twenty minute riff, by the end of Christian who thinks homosexuality and abortion are sins which I felt as though I actually had made some kind of that should be criminally prosecuted, and the woman on the profound and theoretical point. Two years later I became his other side of you might be in a same-sex marriage. research assistant. Once a year or so we meet for lunch, and More broadly, I find interesting groups that either (a) I’m still deeply grateful for his advice. draw on technology to solve ancient problems or (b) pracWhat is it about the AlumniCorps mission that you find tice politics in the sense that Hannah Arendt wrote about, by creating spaces to bring disparate people together to discuss, compelling in your career right now? to act, to promise, to forgive. I’m particularly drawn to orWhen I was at Princeton, I understood “Princeton in the ganizations like “Truckers Against Trafficking,” that bring Nation’s Service” to mean, first and foremost, government together people across professions and social class, that service. Today, there are still ways in which government draw on knowledge sources not exclusively from Ivy service fulfills this country’s highest tradition, Ambassador League towers. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador recently killed in

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