Rick Barton with Bob Archer - Peace Works (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:00pm

Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria -- a quarter-century of stumbles in America’s pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future.

Rick Barton currently teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as the co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiatives and Ullman Fellowships. He has served as an American ambassador to the United Nations and the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the U.N., and was the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations under President Obama. He has led conflict management initiatives in crisis zones across the globe, in countries as diverse as Haiti, Iraq, Nigeria, and Turkey. Barton has published in The New York Times,The Washington Post, Politico, The Boston Globe, and numerous other international outlets. He has been a frequent guest on news shows ranging from NPR to The O’Reilly Factor.

Robert Archer is the former Peace Corps Volunteer and Senior Energy Advisor with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where he worked on energy reforms in Eastern Europe, Eurasia and South Asia.  He is the volunteer leader of the Economics Policy Network for the Citizens' Climate Lobby and a resident of Ross (and with daughter Lauren National Senior Father-Daughter Tennis Champions).

 

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781538113004
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - April 20th, 2018

Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - a quarter-century of stumbles in America's pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change.