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Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

June 6, 2018 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

CSIS cordially invites you to a book launch of Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World.

Featuring a discussion with the author
Ambassador Rick Barton
Lecturer of Public and International Affairs; Co-director, Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative

Moderated by
Jeanne Bourgault
President and CEO, Internews

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. The book begins and ends in Syria – the ultimate failure of our current approach to foreign policy, and with devastating consequences.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Pre-Event Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Event

Books will be available for purchase throughout the event.

The Smith Richardson Foundation generously supported the costs associated with researching and writing this book.

Ambassador Rick Barton

Lecturer of Public and International Affairs; Co-director, Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative

Jeanne Bourgault

President and CEO, Internews