Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 9, 2012


Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Rick Barton will deliver the keynote address at the Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference at 9:15 a.m. on May 11, 2012, at the United States Institute of Peace.

This year’s conference, “Peacebuilding 2.0: Managing Complexity and Working Across Silos,” will focus on new models for peacebuilding that work across disciplines to address the complexity of today’s conflict environments.

This event is open to the press. Please RSVP for the event by registering for the conference or by contacting Emily Mallozzi at emily@allianceforpeacebuilding.org.

For more information on the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, visit www.state.gov/j/cso.

Press Contact

Elizabeth Brandt
BrandtEW@state.gov or (202) 351-1315

Melanie Kawano-Chiu
Alliance for Peacebuilding
melaniek@allianceforpeacebuilding.org or (202) 374-4363



PRN: 2012/734