Ambassador Frederick Barton
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Moderated by Austin Long
Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, member, SIWPS

The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations is responsible for driving the State Department’s efforts to improve U.S. government effectiveness in preventing conflict and addressing crises. Mr. Barton leads a team of more than 150 who work on more than a dozen countries, deploying a wide range of civilian talent to address the causes of conflict quickly. Current efforts include providing support to the Syrian opposition, supporting efforts to reduce violence and build community relations in Burma, and driving a multi-media campaign aimed at reducing the likelihood of mass violence in the Niger Delta.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required via the Columbia or SIPA calendars.