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TALK | America's role in global peace-building with Ambassador Rick Barton
TALK | America's role in global peace-building with Ambassador Rick Barton
WhenTuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus roomRoom 317
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies at the UW.

Join us for a discussion with U.S. Ambassador Rick Barton on "America's role in global peace-building: Lessons from Rwanda to Syria."

Ambassador Barton's new book, Peace Works, draws on his experience in more than 40 global conflicts to offer a new vision for American engagement in advancing a more just, peaceful world. Even in this era, he believes that the United States can make a meaningful difference in ending violent conflicts and using American ingenuity to create positive and sustainable change.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the speaker
Ambassador Barton is a lecturer at the Wilson School and, with Kit Lunney, the co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI). He was the first assistant secretary of State for conflict and stabilization operations (2011-14), U.S. ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) in New York (2009-11), senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (2002-9), deputy high commissioner for refugees at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1999-2001), founding director of USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (1994-1999), and a business and political leader in Maine earlier in his career.

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