Shane Barter is associate professor at Soka University of America. Earning his PhD from the University of British Columbia, he has worked for Forum-Asia, the Carter Center, European Union, and Canadian Government, the latter including observing the Summer 2019 Ukrainian elections. Dr. Barter's research focuses on Southeast Asian politics, namely armed conflicts in Indonesia. He has authored books on civil strategies in civil war, the Pacific Basin, and internal migration, as well as published articles related to separatism, post-conflict elections, civilians in war, and more. He has just completed a visiting scholar position at Australian National University, part of a research project on territorial autonomy.
Professor Barter's Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by CIRS, the Claremont International Relations Society.