Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Andrea Bartoli, an international conflict resolution expert who has served in key academic and diplomatic positions for more than two decades, has been selected as the new dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, starting July 1, 2013. Prior to his appointment, Bartoli served as dean of George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR).
"Dr. Bartoli is a highly accomplished scholar with vast expertise in conflict resolution and peacekeeping," said Seton Hall Provost Larry A. Robinson. "Reducing armed conflict and enhancing political stability are essential to improving the lives of millions of people, and scholarly practice must adapt. The expertise that Dr. Bartoli brings to the School of Diplomacy and International Relations will help to train a new generation of servant-leaders and bolster their professional development with scholarship to meet today's global complexities and challenges."
"The School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall is poised for a new era of growth and relevance," said Bartoli. "The world is changing fast and both state and non-state actors must adapt to very challenging environments. Diplomacy itself has been re-defined in recent years and new approaches to pedagogy and interventions are necessary for future success in this critical field."
Prior to joining the S-CAR faculty, Bartoli founded and directed the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where he remains a Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute on War and Peace Studies. He also served as chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Conflict Resolution and launched its master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. A highly collaborative scholar, Bartoli has a record of publishing with colleagues and students. His primary research endeavors have been related to genocide prevention and international conflict resolution.
Bartoli's international portfolio spans more than two decades and four continents. He has served as the Permanent Representative of the Community of Sant'Egidio to the United Nations and the United States since 1992. In this role he has been involved in many successful diplomatic activities. He has served in numerous peacemaking processes including in Mozambique (1990–1992), Guatemala (1995), Algeria (1995), Kosovo (1998), Burundi (1999-2000), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1996-current) and Casamance (1994- current). Bartoli has also been a participant in the U.S. State Department's testimony on Religious Persecution Abroad before Congress and was a member of the Department of State’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group in 2012.
Bartoli oversaw the development and implementation of CICR and S-CAR's interventions in Burma/Myanmar, East Timor, Colombia, Iraq and the African Great Lakes Region. He has worked for and collaborated with both public- and private-sector partners such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the Global Coalition to Prevent Armed Conflicts, the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the European Union, Parliamentarians for Global Action as well as for the governments of Norway, East Timor, Portugal, Sweden, Poland and Switzerland.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology from the University of Rome and his research doctorate degree from the University of Milan.
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