I’ve been reading Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security, the new book by Swanee Hunt who served as US Ambassador to Austria during the Bosnian War. She’s done terrific work in bringing gender into the discussion of violence, conflict and development, calling out what is always there but often not recognized or acknowledged sufficiently in our culture (ironically we let perpetrators of violence set the terms of debate about that violence when we know more about them than they know about themselves). Its a beautifully produced book and a compelling read. I’m looking forward to a public discussion with her on the book at the Woodrow Wilson Center on 14th of November at 4 pm. I’ve cancelled my American Foreign Policy class at this time and invited the students to attend as its relevant to their studies.
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