Speaker - Swanee Hunt

 Swanee  Hunt  Thumbnail


Swanee Hunt is Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. An internationally recognized expert on foreign affairs and diplomacy, Hunt is heralded for her trailblazing work to increase the participation and inclusion of women in peace processes around the world. She is also President of Hunt Alternatives Fund, a private foundation committed to advancing social change at local, national and global levels. From 1993 to 1997, Hunt served as Ambassador to Austria. During her tenure she hosted negotiations and several international symposia to focus efforts on securing the peace in the neighboring Balkan states. Hunt became a specialist in the role of women in post-communist Europe; and in July 1997, she launched “Vital Voices: Women in Democracy,” a conference convening 320 women leaders in business, law, and politics from 39 countries. The conference spawned the film documentary “Voices” as well as an ensuing State Department initiative led by Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ambassador Hunt’s work in Europe inspired the creation of Women Waging Peace, an initiative she incubated at the Kennedy School, which advocates for the full participation of women in formal and informal peace processes. Hunt teaches “Inclusive Security” at the Kennedy School, a course exploring why women are systematically excluded from peace processes and the policy steps needed to rectify the problem. She also teaches “The Choreography of Social Movements” at Harvard College.

1 Program

Swanee Hunt

11.13.06 | 00:49:58 min | 0 comments