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“Catholics and International Peacemaking” Topic of 18th Annual Markoe-DePorres Social Justice Lecture

Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in conflict resolution, will present the 18th Annual Markoe-DePorres Social Justice Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the auditorium of the Mike and Josie Harper Center, 602 N 20th St.

His lecture titled “Catholics and International Peacemaking” is free and open to the public.

Bartoli is the Drucie French Cumbie Chair at the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the dean of The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University,where he has taught since 2007. His work focuses primarily on peacemaking and genocide prevention.

Bartoli has been involved in many conflict resolution activities as a longtime member and leader of the Community of Sant'Egidio a "Church public lay association" of more than 50,000 members, dedicated to evangelization and charity, in Rome and more than 70 countriesthroughout the world. The different communities share the same spirituality and principles that characterize the way of Sant'Egidio.

Bartoli has taught in the United States since 1994 as the founding director of Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution. He has published books and articles on violence, migrations and conflict resolution. He co-edited Somalia, Rwanda and Beyond: The Role of International Media in Wars and International Crisis. Bartoli served as associate director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University from 1992 to1999. Prior to that he was a lecturer at the University of Rome and also served as director of the Center for the Study of Social Programs.