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Monday, October 21, 2013

Caught in Conflict: The Journeys of Child Soldiers

Caught in Conflict:
The Journeys of Child Soldiers
A panel discussion with
Ishmael Beah
Former Child Soldier, Sierra Leone
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Jocelyn Kelly
Director, Women in War Program Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Co-author, “We Came Back With Empty Hands”
Leila Zerrougui
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and
Armed Conflict at the Under Secretary-General, United Nations
Jimmie Briggs (moderator)
Co-founder and Executive Director, Man Up Campaign
Author, Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War
This panel discussion will tackle the problem of child soldiers around the world today. Panelists, like former child soldier Ishmael Beah and the UN's Leila Zerrougui, will reflect on their personal and professional experiences with this issue. This event serves as the launch of a new report from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's Women in War program on the reintegration of former child soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Location:
    JFK Jr. Forum
  • Date:
    Monday, October 21, 2013
  • Time:
    6:00 PM

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