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WGBH Forum Network; Half-Life of a Zealot

11/29/2006

Half-Life of a Zealot Swanee Hunt, founder, Women & Public Policy Program, Harvard Daughter of the legendary oil magnate H.L. Hunt, Swanee Hunt's new memoir, Half-Life of a Zealot presents a frank and lively account of her path from a childhood of privilege to an adult life of philanthropy and activism. Telling the story of her life an an ambassador, author, and reformer dedicated to empowering the least powerful in our world, Hunt shares the influences that moved her to support women in war-torn and impoverished corners of the globe. Hunt discusses how she's used her position and wealth for societal reform and answers questions about her experiences. Swanee Hunt is the founding director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and chair of The Initiative for Inclusive Security (including the Women Waging Peace network). She is a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the board of the Crisis Group and she is president of the Hunt Alternatives Fund. Her previous book, This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace grew out of her experiences as ambassador to Austria during the Clinton administration.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Half-Life of a Zealot
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3262

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HALF-LIFE OF A ZEALOT SWANEE HUNT, FOUNDER, WOMEN & PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM, HARVARD

DAUGHTER OF THE LEGENDARY OIL MAGNATE H.L. HUNT, SWANEE HUNT'S NEW MEMOIR, HALF-LIFE OF A ZEALOT PRESENTS A FRANK AND LIVELY ACCOUNT OF HER PATH FROM A CHILDHOOD OF PRIVILEGE TO AN ADULT LIFE OF PHILANTHROPY AND ACTIVISM. TELLING THE STORY OF HER LIFE AN AN AMBASSADOR, AUTHOR, AND REFORMER DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING THE LEAST POWERFUL IN OUR WORLD, HUNT SHARES THE INFLUENCES THAT MOVED HER TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN WAR-TORN AND IMPOVERISHED CORNERS OF THE GLOBE. HUNT DISCUSSES HOW SHE'S USED HER POSITION AND WEALTH FOR SOCIETAL REFORM AND ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES.

SWANEE HUNT IS THE FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN AND PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM AT HARVARD'S KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND CHAIR OF THE INITIATIVE FOR INCLUSIVE SECURITY (INCLUDING THE WOMEN WAGING PEACE NETWORK). SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE US COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE CRISIS GROUP AND SHE IS PRESIDENT OF THE HUNT ALTERNATIVES FUND. HER PREVIOUS BOOK, THIS WAS NOT OUR WAR: BOSNIAN WOMEN RECLAIMING THE PEACE GREW OUT OF HER EXPERIENCES AS AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRIA DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.

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Video

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Half-Life of a Zealot,” 11/29/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_53AEBE70DD5746399C7B63611D8C053F.
MLA: “WGBH Forum Network; Half-Life of a Zealot.” 11/29/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_53AEBE70DD5746399C7B63611D8C053F>.
APA: WGBH Forum Network; Half-Life of a Zealot. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_53AEBE70DD5746399C7B63611D8C053F
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