Caught in Conflict: The Journeys of Child Soldiers
When: Monday, October 21, 6:00 pm
Where: JFK Jr. Forum – HKS
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) and moderated by Jimmie Briggs (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.