Dr. Chloe Schwenke is an openly transgender Quaker author, ethicist, educator, human rights activist, feminist, and international development practitioner, who has devoted most of her professional career to supporting people in more than 40 countries in their efforts to achieve lives of dignity, inclusion, freedom, agency and hope. Having lived and worked for more than 15 years in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, Chloe was selected by the Obama administration as a senior political appointee advising on human rights in Africa, and on LGBTQ issues worldwide. She has also held senior positions at the leading human rights organization Freedom House, and at the International Center for Research on Women. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. Chloe is a member of Adelphi Friends Meeting (MD).
Chloe’s memoir, SELF-ish: a transgender awakening (Red Hen Press, Los Angeles) has just been published. She will have signed copies available for sale after the lecture.