U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant
Rye Barcott graduated in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
with a B.A. in Peace, War, & Defense, and International Studies. Formerly a Triangle Institute for Security Studies Millennium
Fellow, Rye is Co-Author with James Peacock and Carrie Matthews of the "American Anthropological Association Statement on Ethnic
Cleansing," and Co-Editor with Carolyn Pumphrey of Armed Conflict in Africa (Scarecrow, 2003).
In January 2001, Rye established Carolina For Kibera, Inc. (CFK), an international non-governmental organization.
A program of the University Center for International Studies funded in part by the Ford Foundation, CFK leads a medical clinic,
all-girls center, and youth sports association in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
Rye attended UNC on a Marine Corps Option NROTC Scholarship and is currently an officer on active duty.
In 2002, he served as a member of the World Trade Center North Carolina Board of Directors. Rye speaks Swahili and
is currently working on a book project entitled Kibera Blood.