Media Advisory- Interview Opportunity

Veteran, humanitarian Rye Barcott at WUSTL March 30

WHAT: Rye Barcott, author of It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace, is available for interviews Wednesday March 30.

Barcott co-founded the non-governmental organization Carolina for Kibera while he was an undergraduate. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years, deploying to Iraq, Bosnia and the Horn of Africa. In his memoir, It Happened on the Way to War, Barcott explores the contrasts of community development in Africa and counter-insurgency in the Marines as they clashed and converged in his head and heart.

Barcott will be on campus to present a lecture titled “Spark Change from Within” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Brown Hall Lounge. He also is participating in the International Service and Higher Education Symposium at WUSTL.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 3-4 p.m.

WHERE: Washington University’s Goldfarb Hall (near the intersection of Forsyth Blvd. and Chaplin Dr.)

CONTACT: Jessica Martin to reserve an interview time. (314)-935-5251 or

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