MFAN Partner Event with Rye Barcott: May 9th

MFAN Partner event

Please Join Us for a Book Event to Discuss the Connections between Economic Development and Global Security


It Happened on the Way to War




Rye Barcott

Author & Co-Founder of Carolina for Kibera


Date: May 9, 2011

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Venue: Bread for the World, 425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200


Please RSVP to Jenni Rothenberg at

About the Author

Rye Barcott co-founded the non-governmental organization Carolina for Kibera (CFK) while he was an undergraduate at the University of North  Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 5 years in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. Mr. Barcott then earned master’s degrees in business and public administration from Harvard University, where he was a Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Fellow and a George Leadership Fellow.

In 2006, ABC World News named then Captain Barcott a ‘Person of the Year’ for his dual service to Kibera and the Marine Corps. In 2009, he joined the inaugural class of TED Fellows. In 2011, he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter and works in the Sustainability Office at Duke Energy.

Learn more about It Happened on the Way to War

The Trade, Aid & Security Coalition is dedicated to promoting widely-shared global opportunity and prosperity, peace and security through building alliances between diverse sectors of stakeholders.

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MFAN is a reform coalition composed of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates and experts, concerned citizens and private sector organizations. MFAN was created to build upon the bipartisan consensus that has emerged over the last decade that the U.S. should play a leadership role in achieving economic growth and reducing poverty and suffering around the world, and that we can play this role more effectively, efficiently, and transparently.

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