Anu Bhagwati is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Service Women's Action Network (SWAN). A former Captain and Company Commander, Anu served as a Marine officer from 1999-2004 and was the second woman to complete the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor trainer school, earning a black belt in close combat techniques. Under Anu’s leadership, SWAN has spearheaded legislative reform and litigation to end military rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence, and to eliminate all barriers to equal opportunity for service women. Anu has testified before Congress, advised the White House and the United Nations, and has spoken to countless audiences on challenges faced by military women, including the Combat Exclusion policy, Military Sexual Trauma, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, and the VA health care and benefits system.
All Davies Forum events are free and open to the public. This Lecture is part of the Spring Davies Forum: "Women, Violence, and War" taught by Associate Professor of Politics Annick Wibben. For information about the forum and future events please visit the Davies Forum website.