Media Note
Washington, DC
May 24, 2013


Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) Rick Barton will travel to California May 28-30.

In California, Assistant Secretary Barton will meet with representatives from foreign policy and technology-focused organizations. He will also engage with Stanford University and Singularity University. The Assistant Secretary will discuss technological innovation in crisis affected areas and how CSO can use these tools to mitigate conflict and improve its ability to communicate with key local stakeholders.

On Tuesday, May 28, the Assistant Secretary will deliver public remarks on the U.S. response to global conflict at the World Affairs Council. For more information, please click here.

On Thursday, May 30, Assistant Secretary Barton and Congressman Sam Farr will meet with students and professors at the Defense Languages Institute and the Naval Post Graduate School. The Assistant Secretary will also attend a reception for students accepted to the military service academies in Representative Farr’s district.

More information on Assistant Secretary Barton and the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations is available on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on the State Department’s work on civilian security, democracy, and human rights, follow @civsecatstate or visit www.state.gov/j.



PRN: 2013/0637