Rye Barcott

Rye Barcott is author of It Happened on the Way to War, a recently released memoir that Bono called “a wild ride,” and Time Magazine acclaimed as “required reading.”  The book is about his experience co-founding Carolina For Kibera as a non-governmental organization to prevent ethnic and gender violence in Nairobi while also serving as a U.S. Marine.  Rye is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Business School.  A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and TED Fellow, he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and daughter and works at Duke Energy as a Special Adviser to the Chairman and CEO.