Bartoli to Head Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Posted: April 28, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By James Greif

Andrea Bartoli
Andrea Bartoli

Andrea Bartoli has been named the new director of Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) as of July 1.

Current director Sara Cobb will be taking a one-year sabbatical, then will return to a teaching position on the ICAR faculty.

Bartoli will convey his vision for ICAR at a reception on Thursday, April 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Truland Building, Room 555, on the Arlington Campus.

ICAR is an innovative academic resource for people and institutions worldwide. It comprises a community of scholars, students, alumni, practitioners and organizations in the field of peacemaking and conflict resolution. ICAR is a Commonwealth Center for Excellence, recognized for its leadership in the field and its world-renowned faculty.

Bartoli came to ICAR in 2007 as Drucie French Cumbie Chair. He previously served as the founding director of Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution and a senior research scholar at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Bartoli has experience as both as scholar and as mediator, working with a variety of peacemaking processes in Africa, the Balkans, Central America and other regions. He has written widely on the subjects of violence, migrations, peacemaking, conflict resolution and genocide prevention.

He is the co-editor of the book “Somalia, Rwanda and Beyond: The Role of International Media in Wars and International Crisis” and has a forthcoming book on the role of nongovernmental organizations in conflict resolution.

As director of the Engaging Governments on Genocide Prevention program, Bartoli trains government officials from United Nations member states in genocide prevention methods and involves the participants in an international genocide prevention network.

An anthropologist from Rome, Bartoli completed his Italian dottorato di ricerca (PhD equivalent) at the University of Milan and his laurea (BA-MA equivalent) at the University of Rome.

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