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Rwandan Women Rising
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Activist, Philanthropist, Academic, Artist and Internationalist

Monday, February 19, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 

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5:30 PM Reception
6:00 PM Program and Book Signing

Student Forum (Lower Level) in Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75205

A good deal of Swanee Hunt’s adult life has been devoted to flipping the destructive impulse to “wage war” on its ear. For decades she has been an advocate for leveraging women’s often untapped potential for proactively “waging peace.” It’s a passion that first flourished while she was serving as U.S. Ambassador to Austria. During her tenure, Ambassador Hunt hosted symposia designed to nurture women leaders throughout Europe.

Upon her return to the United States, Hunt was recruited by Harvard University to establish the Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School. Today, she remains a vital champion there, also serving as the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy, a faculty member at the Center for Public Leadership and senior advisor at the Carr Center for Human Rights. 

Her latest book, Rwandan Women Rising, reflects the resilience, courage and strength of women—mothers, daughters, sisters—who, in the aftermath of a bloody ethnic genocide, brought peace, safety and stability as the new leaders of their nation. Now more than 20 years after Hutu extremists brutally murdered one million civilians in Rwanda’s 1994 civil war, 64 percent of the seats in Rwanda’s elected house of parliament are held by women—a number that is unrivaled by any other nation. Join us as Dr. Hunt profiles success and the way women are waging peace throughout the world. 

 

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Location: Student Forum (Lower Level)
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas TX 75205
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Fees: This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
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