PUBLIC POLICY - Articles, Events, and Interviews
Up with Chris Hayes: Hillary Clinton’s legacy as secretary of state
MSNBC - January 27, 2013
Ambassador Hunt takes note of Hillary Clinton’s legacy as secretary of state during a panel discussion on MSNBC. "Hillary Clinton, in redefining security and calling it ‘inclusive security,’ has changed the nature [of the job]."
Women waging peace: How they have become forces to improve their troubled nations
by Chuck Leddy, Harvard Gazette – January 17, 2013
Moderator Swanee Hunt, the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, facilitated a compelling discussion of how peace is a core women’s issue and why women need roles in resolving national conflicts.
Women waging peace: A must-see panel
by Alex Pearlman, GlobalPost – January 16, 2013
In front of a packed house at Harvard's Institute of Politics last night, six women from divergent regions, cultures and backgrounds came together to share stories of how women are working to secure conflict zones and push for peaceful solutions to some of the most complicated issues in the world.
For the sake of democracy, elect women
Swanee Hunt, Boston Globe - January 2, 2013
Good governance requires elected women and minorities from both parties. (Please note: a version of this article later appeared in both the GlobalPost and the Huffington Post.)
For action on Syria, some lessons from Bosnia
by Swanee Hunt, GlobalPost - December 2, 2012
Syria isn’t Bosnia, but only fools refuse to learn from mistakes. How can we prevent descent into even deeper hell?
|White House Fellows Foundation and Association
2012 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Dinner – October 26, 2012
Ambassador Hunt and famed Baritone Robert Honeysucker are celebrated for their creativity and leadership in the arts in a heartfelt presentation titled “Ain’t Got Time to Die.”
Taking courage from the women of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - June 2012
Ambassador Hunt and Mirsad Jacevic highlight the power of women to prevent war, resolve it, and restore their societies, as exemplified in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Book Review: Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security
Mediterranean Quarterly (Subscription Required) - Spring 2012
“[Worlds Apart] contributes a conceptual link between national security and engagement with people affected by our policies that is missing from the tool kit of US foreign policy, arguing for the necessity to overcome the ‘gulf between distant policy makers and the people on the scene’ and to not neglect the role that women should play in preventing conflict.”
Peace Activist Mossarat Qadeem Enlists Mothers to Fight Terrorism
The Daily Beast - May 27, 2012
Ambassador Hunt highlights Qadeem’s fight against extremism in Pakistan—one child at a time, with the help of their moms.
New York Times: Bosnia Still Needs Fixing
by Swanee Hunt and Wesley Clark, New York Times - May 3, 2012
General Clark and Ambassador Hunt remind us that 20 years after the Bosnian War, though the violence has stopped, more can be done.
|Fox 25 Features Demand Abolition’s National Colloquium
Fox 25 - May 2, 2012
In an interview with Fox 25, Ambassador Hunt discusses the gathering of nearly 100 criminal justice professionals in Boston to find effective ways to combat illegal commercial sex.
Pakistani women waging peace the world over
by Beena Sarwar, Global Post - April 26, 2012
A coalition of women affected by violence and war are on a mission to spread their message and highlight the unique roles of women in the struggle for peace.
Serbia in paradox: Support for moderate women politicians can help country achieve a better future.
by Swanee Hunt, Global Post - April 22, 2012
Serbia is living a paradox — beginning a new chapter before finishing the old. With the recent resignation of President Boris Tadic, eyes are trained, at least for a moment, on that torn remnant of Yugoslavia. The country, in turn, is looking for ways to redefine itself through two complex processes: seeking European integration and improving relationships with its neighbors.
Buying sex? It will cost you
by Ed Davis and Swanee Hunt, Boston Globe - February 21, 2012
Ambassador Swanee Hunt discusses Arresting Demand: A National Colloquium.
Author: empowering women empowers peace process
by Joe Holley, Houston Chronicle - December 27, 2011
Excerpts from an interview: Ambassador Hunt, while visiting Houston to speak at the national convention of the Girl Scouts of America, spoke with Joe Holley about her newest book and the role women play in peacebuilding.
To Liberia, via the Bay State
Boston Globe - October 8, 2011
Boston Globe editorial highlights the role of Ambassador Hunt, as well as former Kennedy School dean Joe Nye and the late Senator Edward Kennedy, in supporting the two Liberian women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
A New Perspective On Sex Scandals
by Maria Hinojosa - June 12, 2011
Maria Hinojosa's syndicated column "A New Perspective On Sex Scandals" highlights Ambassador Swanee Hunt's anti-trafficking work and the growing movement to combat demand for commercial sex.
Mladic arrest: Has the West now learned not to be impartial on war crimes?
by Swanee Hunt, The Christian Science Monitor - May 27, 2011
Swanee Hunt discusses the arrest of notorious war criminal Ratko Mladic. During the Bosnian conflict, outsiders for too long relied on impartiality to distance themselves from responsibility. Now, with Mladic's arrest, we must send a message that survivors will be at the center of concerns on security.
Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, at the Crisis Management's Initiative's tenth anniversary seminar April 18, 2011.
Ambassador Hunt spoke to an audience of over 700 policymakers, members of the business community, and civil society activists about her experiences as an advocate for women's leadership. Hunt also discussed ways to create more effective peace processes as part of a panel with Palestinian diplomat Afif Safieh, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb, recording artist and activist Emmanuel Jal, Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Stephen Heintz, and Al-Jazeera presenter Stephen Cole. Other speakers at the seminar included former President of Finland and CMI Chair Martti Ahtisaari, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and current Finnish President Tarja Halonen. Visit the seminar website at www.everypeacematters.com for more information.
Taking on prostitution by attacking the demand side, not the supply side
by: Swanee Hunt, Denver Post - December 26, 2010
In a Dec. 14 blog post, Denver Post political editor Curtis Hubbard described a forthcoming bill in the Colorado legislature that allows counties to offer a class to first-time offenders charged with soliciting a prostitute. Often referred to as "john schools," these classes educate buyers about the harms of prostitution on the community, on their families, on themselves, and, most importantly, on those "purchased."
Swanee Hunt delivers the keynote speech during “Human Rights & Sex Trafficking: A Film Forum.”
December 4, 2010
Swanee introduces the documentary Very Young Girls, addressing how demand for commercial sex fuels the sexual exploitation of women and children in the United States. The film forum was presented by The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights.
Human Rights and Sex Trafficking: A Film Forum
by: Marcia G. Yerman, Huffington Post - December 4, 2010
December 2nd through December 5th, Human Rights and Sex Trafficking: A Film Forum, is taking place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Alicia Foley Winn, Executive Director of The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (BITHAR), is spearheading the event. I spoke with her to learn more about the back-story and goals of the project.
Time for women to call the shots
by: Swanee Hunt, GlobalPost - November 6, 2010
Ten years ago, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. In short, “1325” (as the international law is known among advocates) seeks to elevate the decision-making of women in war zones and protect women during armed conflict.
Changes, Great Leaders, Big Movements
by: Swanee Hunt and Adria Goodson, Huffington Post - June 30, 2010
Swanee Hunt, president, and Adria Goodson, deputy director of domestic programs of Hunt Alternatives Fund discuss the need for strong social movements and compelling leaders to spearhead them.
celebrate history, change in Lowell
by: Nancy Tuttle, Lowell Sun - March 2, 2010
Swanee Hunt was the featured speaker at the Lowell Women's Week breakfast on March 1, 2010. Ambassador Hunt kicked off the celebrations which have been held annually during Women's History Month since 1996.
in the City of Boston's "The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Celebration," Monday, January 18, 2010. She read the words of Dr. King's Montgomery Improvement Association Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church speech, given on December 5, 1955, to a crowded Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
A short history of Faneuil Hall:
Christened the Cradle of Liberty due to its vital role in revolutionary politics, it was at Faneuil Hall in 1764 that Americans first protested against the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act, setting the doctrine that would come to be known as no taxation without representation. Gatherings to protest the Stamp Act, the Townshend Act, and the Redcoat occupation would follow, as would one of the first in a series of meetings that would culminate in the Boston Tea Party. The statue of Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall could not be better placed, for it was here that he did his greatest work, dominating town meetings and staging a funeral for the victims of the Boston Massacre. The third floor is Headquarters for the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, the third oldest chartered military organization in the world and the oldest in the western hemisphere. Following the Revolution and to this day, Faneuil Hall retained its position as a stage for debate.
|Dr. Hunt spoke at the USA Today Hollywood Hero Awards in Beverly Hills, CA, on November 10, 2009, giving her testimonial about Ashley Judd, the 2009 honoree. Ashley Judd is a student of Swanee's at the Harvard Kennedy School, an actress, and Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS.|
|Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and Ambassador Swanee Hunt teamed up to discuss women, peacebuilding, and advancing the rule of law at the American Society of International Law on October 28, 2009.|
|The Dalai Lama brought together leaders from across the spectrums of education, arts, politics, business, philanthropy, and community activism for the Vancouver Peace Summit, September 27-29, 2009. On the Women and Peacebuilding panel, Dr. Hunt; Kim Campbell, former prime minister of Canada; Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in India; Ela Bhatt; Peter Buffett, musician and philanthropist; and moderator, Susan Davis, founder, president, and CEO of BRAC USA, a newly created organization to support BRAC’s global expansion to Africa and other countries in Asia shared a dialogue with His Holiness, exploring and sharing the many ways that women are creating a more compassionate and peaceful world.|
|Hunt and a panel of fellow experts in the field of human trafficking (David Arkless, president, Global Corporate and Government Affairs, Manpower; Conny Czymoch, host, "Der Tag," Phoenix Television; Luis CdeBaca, director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State; Sophie Gasperment, global chief executive officer, The Body Shop International; Ndioro Ndiaya, deputy director-general, International Organization for Migration; Julia Ormond, founder and president, Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET); and Kailash Satyarthi, chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour) joined the Clinton Global Initiative on September 24, 2009 to discuss Leadership and Solutions to End Human Trafficking and Forced Labor.|
|Nancy Carter-Foster's introduction followed by Swanee's Speech at the Rural Development Institute International Women's Day event in Seattle on March 12, 2009; helping raise awareness about the critical issues surrounding women's rights to land.|
Meaning of Karadzic
by Swanee Hunt, Huffington Post - July 23, 2008
Swanee Hunt op-ed on Karadzic and the Bosnian war
Swanee Hunt to host Engendering Peace: Security Through an Inclusive
Lens at Harvard
by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe - January 16, 2008
The panel will feature women working for peace who hail from Colombia, Haiti, Israel, Palestine, Liberia, and Afghanistan.
by Swanee Hunt, Foreign Affairs - May/June, 2007
In the past 30 years a few women have broken through traditional barriers and become presidents, prime ministers, cabinet members, and legislators. The majority of women in leadership positions, however, are social reformers and entrepreneurs, not as politicians or government officials. A Woman's View and A Man's View on this issue is presented as well as recommendations on what can be done to further this progress.
Ellen is Delivering Liberia
by Swanee Hunt, International Herald Tribune - March 14, 2007
Reflection on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's first year in office as the first woman elected president of Liberia. Discusses her goal to elevate women in all sectors of society as she "strikes the balance between providing help and nurturing independence"
Peacemakers International Conference
UNESCO Roundtable for International Women's Day - March 8, 2007
UNESCO paid tribute to women’s contributions to peace building by inviting five exceptional women: Sylvie Kinigi, former prime minister of the first democratically elected, ethnically mixed government of Burundi; Luz Mendez, president of the Advisory Council to the National Union of Guatemalan Women (UNAMG); Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, an active member of the Swiss parliament and the Council of Europe; Senator Mobina Jaffer of British Columbia/Canada; and Ambassador Swanee Hunt, founding director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, all of whom represent some of the most renowned peace initiatives, to share their experiences at an international round table on March 8th 2007 at UNESCO headquarters, Paris.
Politkovskaya Still Wages Peace
by Swanee Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle - February 4, 2007
Hunt writes of her friend, Russian journalist, author, and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in 2006.
Visit her memorial webpage here: http://www.annapolitkovskaya.com/
NPR's OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook - January 10, 2007
A global roundtable interview where Ambassador Hunt is joined by Betty Achan Ogwaro, a member of parliament in the government of southern Sudan; Mishkat al-Moumin, former minister of the environment in the interim Iraqi government; and Sarita Giri, Central Committee Member of the Nepal Sadbhawana party (Anandi Devi) to discuss women and power.
Cases Must Claim the Attention of All
by Swanee Hunt, The Inquirer (Monrovia) - December 13, 2006
During a workshop in Monrovia headed by Hunt Alternatives Fund's Institute for Inclusive Security, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf delivered a speech addressing the need for women's organizations to put women's issues, especially rape cases, at the forefront of their missions.
Swanee Hunt Leads Team of Experts to Liberia
Press Release - December 5, 2006
The Institute for Inclusive Security will lead a two-day consultation, Consolidating Peace: The Critical Role of Women in Rebuilding Liberia, in Monrovia at President Johnson Sirleaf’s invitation. The consultation will be part of a visit from December 8-13 led by Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, and undertaken in partnership with the Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Former Slave Who Helped Turn the World Upside Down
by Swanee Hunt, Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram - November 26, 2006
Sojourner Truth spent her life preaching equality, women's rights, and truth, often facing death as a possible consequence of her actions. She was a champion for social change. Dr. Hunt remembers her story and wisdom.
A Life for Justice
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 10, 2006
Article on Anna Politkovskaya's work as a war reporter in Russia where she documented the Russian government's military assault on the people of Chechnya until her murder in 2006. Politkovskaya was one of at least 12 Russian journalists that were victim of contract-style killings.
a Year of Civic Service a Rite of Passage
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - March 1, 2006
New Genghis Khan
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - February 15, 2006
Nora Manjaa, as the new Genghis Khan, about her life and work in Mongolia to mobilize women to political leadership to combat corruption.
at your own Risk: Freelancers Pay the Price
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - January 4, 2006
Security: Hope for Congo
by Swanee Hunt, Boston Globe - December 29, 2005
In conflicts throughout Africa, women have helped stabilize regions plagued by warfare. Long-term stabilization requires coordinated, wide-ranging disarmament and integration efforts that involve all stakeholders, men and women.
and Palestinian Women Reaching Across the Divide
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - December 21, 2005
Article on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as the women leaders continue pressing their governments to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
the 'Craziness of War'
by Mehru Jaffer, Women's Feature Service - December 11, 2005
Decade of Dayton: Did We Really Win in Bosnia?
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - December 2005
Article on the weaknesses and outcomes of the Dayton Accord
Women’s Rights Advocate Swanee Hunt Visits Korea; “Marry a Man who Accepts
by Moon Kyeong-ran, JoongAng Ilbo - November 30, 2005
New Generation of Hope
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - November 23, 2005
Article on the political turmoil in Kyrgyzstan due to continued political corruption and the need for them to engage their youth in creating democracy
Business in Afghanistan
by Swanee Hunt, Washington Times - October 30, 2005
Afghanistan's momentous step forward in the realm of inclusive security. Implementing a form of "positive discrimination" that ensures women electees comprise at least the 25 percent mandated by the constitution, they are working toward a successful democracy.
Atoms for Peace
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 26, 2005
by Swanee Hunt, Los Angeles Times - October 15, 2005
Nation at War: Reforming America's Schools
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 12, 2005
Geoff Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a nonprofit that practices “progressive intervention” addressing the needs of low-income communities based in their individual needs in terms of education, healthcare, and affrodable housing.
Good News from Kabul
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 28, 2005
are Key to UN Reforms
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 14, 2005
The UN Security Council's acceptance of Resolution 1325 in 2000 UN efforts at peacekeeping and the need to include women in the process of sustainable peace and security efforts.
Magic of Music
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - August 17, 2005
Rights in the New Millennium
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - July 20, 2005
Three Lessons of Srebrenica
by Swanee Hunt, Boston Globe - July 11, 2005
The anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11, 2005 and the three "lessons" that need to be learned from it.
An Anniversary to Remember
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - July 6, 2005
in Sudan: The Key to Lasting Peace
by Swanee Hunt with Donald Steinberg, Scripps Howard News Service - June 22, 2005
Six months after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed for Sudan, Swanee traveled to Sudan and met over 130 women leaders throughout Sudan. They addressed what needs to be done to maintain peace. This requires no longer tolerating violence against women and including them in the formal political and economic systems.
Strong Voice for our Children
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - June 8, 2005
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - May 11, 2005
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - April 27, 2005
Is Where the Art Is
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - April 13, 2005
our Eyes to the World's Trafficking Nightmare
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - March 30, 2005
Religious Intolerance with the Young and Wise
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - March 15, 2005
Small Shower in the Desert
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - March 2, 2005
The Secret to Success
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - February 16, 2005
War and the Presidency
by Marie C. Wilson and Swanee Hunt, US Newswire - February 9, 2005
Swanee Hunt and Marie White's article on strategy employed by former preseidents in time of war and the need to change the status quo by electing a woman to office.
Rights: Iran's Bitter Lessons for Iraq
by Swanee Hunt with Isobel Coleman, International Herald Tribune - February 7, 2005
Compromising women's rights compromises democracy and freedom. If the United States is serious about promoting democracy in the Middle East, it must put women's rights at the center of any dialogue. America should not underestimate the potential of civil society groups, and particularly women's groups, working from within to fight extremism.
Maathai: Planting Seeds of Hope
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - February 2, 2005
Disaster Zone, Women are Key
by Swanee Hunt and Don Steinberg, The Christian Science Monitor - January 24, 2005
Article written by SH and Don Steinberg on a group of women's organizations demanding to be included in the post-tsunami recovery and reconstruction process in Sri Lanka.
Politics of the Golden Rule
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - January 19, 2005
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - January 5, 2005
Addresses the benefits of an established, concentrated arts district in major cities. Florida, for example, reports that investments in arts and culture can have a greater impact than dollars put into sports stadiums, conventions centers, and other tourism-building projects.
Beyond Silence: Women Waging Peace
by Swanee Hunt, Chapter 18, contributed to Listening to the Silences: Women and War - 2005
Out and Experience the World
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - December 8, 2004
in Education: Kerry Makes the Grade
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 27, 2004
Heroes and Villains
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 13, 2004
Makes You Feel Secure?
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 29, 2004
Terrible Use of Terror
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 15, 2004
of our Streets Hinges on Politics
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 1, 2004
Statistics provided on the Federal Assault Weapons Act implemented in 1994. Despite its numerous loopholes, the act was successful. Up for renewal in 2004, a New York Times/Wall Street Journal poll revealed that 78% of Americans strongly supported its renewal while NRA members lobbied against it.
Women in the Bosnian Crucible
by Swanee Hunt, Sex Roles Vol 51, Nos. 5/6 - September 2004
Recipe for Instability
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - August 18, 2004
to Success Paved with the Arts
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - August 4, 2004
by Swanee Hunt and Cristina Posa, Foreign Policy - July/August 2004
First: Ten years after the genocide, will women succeed in rebuilding
Wide Angle - PBS - July 22, 2004
Delay in Darfur
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - July 7, 2004
Unite Against Bush
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - June 23, 2004
Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, a group of 27 former senior diplomats, military and state officials that have served under every president since Truman, uncharacteristically voice their criticism of George Bush's "incompetent administration" citing the manipulation of intelligence to justify our involvement in Iraq. In doing so they have compromised national security by funneling resources away from the war against al Qaeda and towards the invasion of Iraq.
are the Women in the New Iraq?
by Swanee Hunt and Cristina Posa, Boston Globe - June 22, 2004
The Governing Council in Iraq is taking control of the transitional government's appointment process to install their own political members, including new Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. In doing so they've prevented womens' participation in governance and negated the democratic image the Bush administration has asserted.
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - May 19, 2004
Human Being Died That Night
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - April 23, 2004
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - April 21, 2004
Genocide: Memorials and Memories
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - April 7, 2004
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - February 4, 2004
Clark and Family Values
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - January 28, 2004
Breath You Take
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - January 7, 2004
Guards the Guards?
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - December 10, 2003
for Art and Your Kicks for Free
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - November 25, 2003
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - November 18, 2003
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - November 5, 2003
Legacy of Noble Warriors
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 29, 2003
Pursuit of Justice
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - October 15, 2003
Back the Music
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 17, 2003
Am I Here?” Young Immigrants Find Harsh Punishment in the Land of the
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - September 10, 2003
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - August 20, 2003
the Dice on our Children
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - July 23, 2003
Article on the rise of teen-aged gambling in the US and the need for educational programs, federal controls on Internet betting, and limits on legal gaming.
Cost of Going Solo
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - July 16, 2003
Affirming Action: O'Connor Ruling Upholds Diversity
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - July 2, 2003
Article on Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor's swing vote in a University of Michigan affirmative action case. While her vote supported the university’s law school in their affirmative action efforts, she maintains that “We expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary…”
Canine Solution for a Safer World
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - June 24, 2003
Relief: Saving Millions to Save Ourselves
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - June 18, 2003
is not a Jigsaw Puzzle
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - June 11, 2003
Children Bear Burden of Tax Cuts
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - June 4, 2003
Revision of the child tax credit law whereby minimum wage-earning families will not receive the expected tax refund of $400 per child. The elimination of the refund negatively effects 12 million low-income children. For most taxpayers, however, the bill actually increases the child tax credit from $600 to $1,000
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - May 14, 2003
Article on the Million Mom March and the rise of gun sales following September 11.
Role for Iraqi Women
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - May 7, 2003
on the Fault Lines
by Swanee Hunt, Scripps Howard News Service - April 15, 2003
The Family Center, a licensed mental health facility in the Boston area, works with low-income families experiencing both individual and family issues.
Rare View of Chechnya
by Swanee Hunt, Rocky Mountain News - April 2002
within Tradition: Restoring Women's Participation in Afghanistan
by Swanee Hunt and Rina Amiri - 2002
"Conference report: more than 30 Afghan experts, Islamic scholars, non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives, and policymakers reviewed and discussed the history of Afghanistan to determine the role for women in its reconstruction."
Waging Peace: Inclusive Security
by Swanee Hunt and Cristina Posa, Foreign Policy - May/June 2001
"You can't end wars simply by declaring peace. "Inclusive security" rests on the principle that fundamental social changes are necessary to prevent renewed hostilities. Women have proven time and again their unique ability to bridge seemingly insurmountable divides. So why aren't they at the negotiating table?"
Waging Peace: Inclusive Security
by Swanee Hunt with Cristina Posa, Foreign Policy - May/June 2001
Foreign Policy report on the need for social change, in the form of inclusive security, to create sustainable peace
Vital Voices: The Costs of Exclusion in Eastern Europe
by Swanee Hunt, Foreign Affairs - July/August 1997
NGOs as a training groud for women in post-communist Russia to create social, political, and economic change needed in the peace process.