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Eliza Rockefeller
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Dr. Chloe Schwenke

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Dr. Chloe Schwenke will be at Dartmouth College from April 8-11, 2012.  She currently serves as the Senior Advisor on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and on LGBT policy at the Africa Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is a senior political appointment by the Obama Administration.

Dr. Schwenke has three decades of experience as a development project manager and ethics advisor in developing countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, and especially Africa. She will be engaged in a residency program that includes her giving presentations in academic classes and in workshops, and at public forums.

Her primary public address will be given on Monday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Collis Common Ground and her talk is titled: "Doing Better than 'Do No Harm':  Elevating Human Rights Through An International Development Lens."

She will also speak with students at a Careers in International Affairs luncheon on April 9 at 12:30 p.m,. hosted by the Dickey Center and will speak with faculty, students and staff at the What Matters to Me and Why luncheon hosted by the Tucker Foundation and the Ethics Institute on April 10 at noon.

Dr. Schwenke is co-author with David A. Crocker of The Relevance of Development Ethics for USAID (2005), and author of the book (December 2008), Reclaiming Value in International Development: The Moral Dimensions of Development Policy and Practice in Poor Countries (Praeger).  She is a post-operative transsexual (see, and until 2008 she lived and worked as Stephen.

This collaborative event is supported by: African & African American Studies; Women & Gender Studies; the William Jewett Tucker Foundation for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice; the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Civic Leadership; the Center for Women and Gender; the Office of Pluralism and Leadership; the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity; and the Ethics Institute.

Last Updated: 3/15/12