An international conflict resolution expert who has served in key academic and diplomatic positions
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).
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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