Peter Bartu

lecturer on Middle East studies

Peter Bartu teaches courses at UC Berkeley on political transitions in the Middle East, the Gulf States, and international organizations and global governance. In 2011 he was a member of the United Nation’s stand-by mediation team and worked in Benghazi and Tripoli during the Libyan revolution among other assignments in Djibouti, Iraq and Malawi. In 2008-2009 he led a UN team that produced a seminal report on the disputed internal boundaries between the Arabs and the Kurds in Iraq, including Kirkuk. From 2001-2003 he was a political advisor to the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, based in Jerusalem. He has worked as a foreign policy advisor in the Australian Prime Minister’s Department and had other appointments with the UN in East Timor in 1999 and in Cambodia from 1991-1993. He has a Ph.D. in history from Monash University.