Swanee Hunt: Closing the Gap Between Worlds Apart

Posted by on September 28, 2012
Swanee Hunt: Closing the Gap Between Worlds Apart

This article was originally published by Exhale Magazine. During her posting as President Clinton’s Ambassador to Austria, Swanee Hunt found herself an eyewitness to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the neighboring Balkans. Eschewing diplomatic niceties, the Texas-born emissary plunged full forc into efforts to bring the conflicting parties to the negotiating table. Her mission produced […]

Taking Courage From the Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted by on June 1, 2012
Taking Courage From the Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article, co-authored by Swanee Hunt and Miki Jacevic, was originally published in a supplement to Wiener Zeitung. The nature of violent conflict has shifted in recent decades, from th domain of states to internal struggles embroiling noncombatants in prolonged instability. Civilians–particularly women–aren’t only primary victims, they’re also experts. Yet our model of security still […]

Bosnia Still Needs Fixing

Posted by on May 3, 2012
Bosnia Still Needs Fixing

This article, co-authored by Swanee Hunt and Wesley Clark, was originally published by The New York Times. IN the Bosnian city of Mostar, a beautiful Ottoman-era limestone bridge called the Stari Most arched over the Neretva River for 427 years, surviving earthquakes and two world wars. After a barrage of shelling in 1993, during the […]

Book Review: Worlds Apart

Posted by on March 13, 2012
Book Review: Worlds Apart

This article was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The city is surrounded. Shelling rains down on the population. Sniper fire, bombs, mortars erupt from all directions. There are no safe havens for civilians; dozens are killed each day. The international community meets, protests, debates what should be done. Powerful players like Russia obstruct […]

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Victims are Agents, excerpts from the book, “Worlds Apart”

Posted by on October 28, 2011

On October 25, 2011, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and the filmmakers of the PBS documentary series “Women, War, and Peace” Abigail Disney, and Pamela Hogan, addressed lessons that could be gathered from the women in the Balkan peace process at a screening of “We came to Testify” at USIP in Washington, DC. Amb. Hunt served in […]

Recommendations for Moderating Violent Extremism: Bosnia

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on January 1, 2010

These recommendations for leveraging women’s skills and expertise in seeking to moderate extremism were developed by women experts from Bosnia and Hercegovina convened by The Institute for Inclusive Security in January 2010.

The Lives They Once Knew

Posted by on December 22, 2005
The Lives They Once Knew

This article was originally published by The Jerusalem Post. In contrast to the numerous learned books that have already been published about the Balkans, in This Was Not Our War, Ambassador-author Swanee Hunt tells the history of the conflict through the experiences of those who lived through it. By conducting in-depth interviews, Hunt analyzes the […]

Muslim Women in the Bosnian Crucible

Posted by on September 24, 2004

In this academic piece for the journal Sex Roles, Hunt interviewed 26 Bosnian women from different ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds. Challenging misconceptions about the role of Islam in Bosnia, the women reflected on three interconnected features of their lives: “the effect on sex roles of the political turmoil of the past century, the particular […]

Women’s Participation in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Posted by Julie Mertus on July 1, 2004

Bosnian civil society groups have taken the lead in addressing needs not met by their state during its postwar reconstruction period. Women’s groups have spurred the creation of a war crimes court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and have filled gaps in the court’s reconciliation processes. They pressed the court to […]