Andrea Bartoli, an international conflict resolution expert who has served in key positions for more than three decades. He is currently a CORE Fellow, the President of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue, Visiting Fellow at the Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) and a member of the Steering Group of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC).
Previously Dr. Bartoli founded and directed the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). 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.
Dr. Bartoli served as the first Dean of George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) where he was also the Drucie French Cumbie Chair of Conflict Resolution. During his tenure in office, Dr. Bartoli oversaw the development of several new research and practice centers such as the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict, the Center for the Study of Narrative and the Conflict Resolution, and the Center for Peacemaking Practice led by Professor Susan Allen of which he remains a Senior Fellow. Subsequently, Dr. Bartoli was the Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University from 2013 to 2019. During Bartoli's six years as Dean, he led the creation of multiple research centers, hosted several global leaders to speak on campus and strengthened the school's close ties with the United Nations system and the Holy See especially through the Saint John Paul II Fellowship.
Bartoli's international portfolio spans more than four decades and continents. He has served as the Permanent Representative of the Community of Sant'Egidio to the United Nations and the United States (1992-2018). He has been involved in many successful diplomatic activities and peacemaking processes including in Mozambique (1990–1992), Guatemala (1995), Algeria (1995), Kosovo (1998), Burundi (1999-2000), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1996-current) Casamance (1994- current), Central African Republic (2015 – current), South Sudan (2017 – 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.
Bartoli oversaw the development and implementation of CICR, S-CAR and School of Diplomacy's interventions in Burma/Myanmar, East Timor, Colombia, Iraq and the African Great Lakes Region, Basque Country and with the Global Actin Against Mass Atrocity Crimes. 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.
- Dottorato di Ricerca University of Milan 1994
- Laurea University of Rome 1980
Bartoli A., R. Alfani, and M. Garofalo (2020). “Seeking Peace through Insights: The Community of Sant’ Egidio in the Central African Republic” in Theoforum, Vol. 48, No 1/2020 "The Insight Approach to Transforming Conflict and Making Peace: Social Practice and Spiritual Action.” Edited by Jamie Price and David Peddle.
Bartoli A. and T. Ogata (2019). "Who is in Charge? Emerging National and Regional Strategies for Prevention" in Barbara Harff and Ted Gurr (eds.) Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies and Practices. London: Routledge.
Bartoli A. and M. Garofalo (2019). "Prevention through Political Agreements: the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Central African Republic" in Barbara Harff and Ted Gurr (eds.) Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies and Practices. London: Routledge.
Bartoli A. and C. Gardner (2019). "Dialogue and mutual recognition: The practice of interreligious encounters" for a volume edited by Peter Stearns for Teachers College Press.
Bartoli A. and B. Manojlovic (2019). "Practices of Reconciliation and Relational Responsibility". In Spirituality, Emergent Creativity and Reconciliation, Eds. Vern and Gloria Redekop.
Practice of Reconciliation and Responsibility for Peace
In Spirituality, Emergent Creativity and Reconciliation, Vern Redekop (ed), Routledge 2015 (forthcoming)
"NGOs as a Vehicle for Collective Action".
Wiley Publishers. August 2014
Negotiating Peace: The Role of NGO's in Peace Processes
Brill Academic Publishers , 2013
Attracted to Conflict
Springer , 2013
"Conflict Resolution under the Ekkika System of the Baganda in Uganda."
In Integrating Traditional and Modern Conflict Resolution: Experiences from Selected Cases in Eastern and the Horn of Africa, eds. Martha Mutisi and Kwesi Sabsculotte-Greenidge, Africa Dialogue Monograph Series No. 2/2012, Durban: Accord, February 2012
"Preventing Genocide: The Quest for System Response"
In Civilians and Modern Conflict, eds. Daniel Rothbart, Karina V. Korostelina and Mohammed D. Cherkaoui. New York: Routledge. January 2012
"Book Review: Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World."
By Christian Gerlach (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, xi plus 489 pp., Journal of Social History 2012, doi: 10.1093/jsh/shs006, January 2012
Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory.
New York: Praeger Publishers, 2011
"NGOs and Mediation"
In Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory, eds. S. Allen Nan, Z. Mampilly and A. Bartoli. New York: Praeger Publishers, pp. 107-121. January 2011
"The Community of Sant'Egidio: Living as a Movement for Justice"
Lonergan Review, 3 (1): 218- 233. January 2011