Last night at the TED office in New York, 2009 TED Fellow Rye Barcott stopped by to talk about his new book “It Happened on the Way to War,” a memoir about his concurrent experiences in war and peace. While deployed as a U.S. Marine in Bosnia, Iraq and the horn of Africa, he co-founded Carolina for Kibera, a NGO committed to developing leaders and affecting positive change from within one of Africa’s largest slums. Rye shared highlights from his new book and some of the community-building initiatives he’s working on in Kibera.
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While training for the military, Rye Barcott took leave to study ethnic conflict by living in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Inspired by community-led initiatives there, Rye co-founded the non-profit Carolina for Kibera to support the projects. His newly released book, It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace chronicles his journey […]
The World Economic Forum has announced the selections of their 2011 Young Global Leaders. Young Global Leaders “represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts and culture, academia and media, as well as social enterpreneurs.” Among them, you’ll find several TED speakers and TED […]