Andrea Bartoli is the Founder and Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University where he is a Senior Research Scholar. He has been teaching courses on International Conflict Resolution at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. His research interests are mainly in the area of religion and conflict resolution, theory of multi-party negotiations and inter-cultural training.
An anthropologist from Rome, he completed his Italian laurea (BA-MA equivalent) at the University of Rome, Italy, and his dottorato di ricerca (Ph.D. equivalent) at the University of Milan, Italy. He has been actively involved in conflict resolution and preventive diplomacy since the early 1980s as a member of the Community of St. Egidio (which he joined in 1970), focusing on Mozambique, Algeria, Burundi, Kosovo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More recently he coordinated CICR conflict resolution initiatives in Colombia, East Timor, Myanmar (Burma) and Iraq.
Among his recent publications is Mediating Peace in Mozambique? in Herding Cats: Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World, (edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen O. Hampson, Pamela Aall).