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rye barcott
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.


Areas of Interest
International NGOs
Armed Conflict in Africa
Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

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