Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Chair of Demand Abolition (Hunt Alternatives), Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer of Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and former U.S. Ambassador to Austria

Swanee Hunt

Ambassador Swanee Hunt’s work writ large has spanned more than 60 countries. Combating the illegal sex industry for more than two decades, she has headed government delegations, consulted with survivors, taught university classes, written copiously for press and academic journals, worked on state and federal legislation, and spoken extensively to groups large and small. She has devoted millions of dollars and countless hours to this mission. Swanee is also a widely-exhibited photographer, author and composer. She was married to international conductor Charles Ansbacher and her world includes their three children, plus a menagerie of cat, parrot, horses, bison, and grandchildren.

“No body is for sale. With respectful, pragmatic, sustainable, and effective interventions, we can disrupt sex buying, which drives sex trafficking. No buyer, no business.”