Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations to Speak at Center for Strategic & International Studies

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 17, 2014


Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Rick Barton will participate in an "Exit Interview" hosted by Daniel Runde and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on September 18, 2014. After five years in the Administration, the Assistant Secretary announced his departure, effective October 3. This event will provide an opportunity to reflect on what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done to ensure impact and innovation in the U.S. approach to conflict from harnessing data-driven analysis to leveraging partnerships with local groups to tackle the root causes of destabilizing violence.

The Assistant Secretary will deliver remarks at 1:30 p.m., at Center for Strategic & International Studies’ offices, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20036. This event will be open to the press.

Reporters interested in attending the conference should their names, titles, and affiliation to aschwartz@csis.org.

Press Contacts:
Elizabeth Brandt
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
BrandtEW@state.gov
202-351-1315

Andrew Schwartz
Center for Strategic and International Studies
aschwartz@csis.org
202-775-3200