Special Event Today featuring Rye Barcott

Please Join Us for a Book Talk & Reception 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


With Opening Remarks from


The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne

Former Governor of Idaho


Date: May 9, 2011

Time: Book Talk 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Reception 5:30 – 6:30 PM

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


Light refreshments will be served

Please RSVP to Jenni Rothenberg at JRothenberg@modernizingforeignassistance.org

“Every American should read this remarkable book by a remarkable man who fought as a Marine in Iraq while waging battle against poverty and violence in one of the world’s largest slums.  Beautifully written, Barcott’s tale is cautionary — effecting real change in the world is never easy or cheap, and is often heartbreaking. But it is an equally inspirational story, showing that a small group of committed individuals, acting with courage, can make an enormous difference.” –Philip Caputo, author of A RUMOR OF WAR

“Rye Barcott’s engaging and candid memoir on the catalytic power of participatory development shows us that, whether we are in the slums of the world’s biggest cities, in rural Haiti, or on college campuses, we can learn from Tabitha, Salim, and Rye—a nurse, a community organizer, and a young Marine living in urban poverty—about how to fight extreme privation and bring about lasting change.” —Dr. Paul Farmer, professor, Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of Partners In Health

To learn more about It Happened on the Way to War please visit: http://ithappenedonthewaytowar.com/

To learn more about Carolina for Kibera please visit: http://cfk.unc.edu/

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.


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