Speaking Event: U.S. Responses to Global Conflict - Thinking in Syria, Kenya & Burma

When & Where
World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street 2nd Floor Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94108
May 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
World Affairs Council
415 293 4600

Armed conflict, weak states and transitional societies are a central security challenge for the United States; the State Department’s new Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) works to break these cycles of violent conflict by mitigating crises in priority countries. They engage in conflict prevention, crisis response and stabilization, aiming to address the underlying causes of destabilizing violence.

Ambassador Rick Barton will discuss CSO’s innovative approaches to conflict stabilization, new thinking on conflict post-Iraq and Afghanistan, and how the Bureau is applying these ideas in Syria, Kenya and Burma.

  • Rick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, US Department of State