Barbara Walter Session Overview

Rohr Professor of International Affairs, University of California, San Diego

Barbara F. Walter is the Rohr Professor of International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How Civil Wars Start and How To Stop Them, and other award-winning books on civil wars. Walter is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and an active consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, the Departments of Defense and State, and the January 6th committee. When not doing research, she writes for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, Time, and Foreign Affairs. In 2012, she founded the blog Political Violence @ a Glance (with Erica Chenoweth) which sometimes beats out the Washington Post's Monkey Cage for Best Blog of the Year. Her real passion, however, is to paint, draw, and do anything involving art.


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