Breakout Session: Youth Participation for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies: the Crucial Role of Partnerships Across Generations and Sectors
Susan Shepler is an Associate Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She has several decades’ experience in West Africa. Her research interests include youth, conflict, and post-conflict peacebuilding. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Shepler has conducted research for UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee, and Search for Common Ground (among others). Her work has appeared in various academic journals, and her book on the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Childhood Deployed, was published by NYU Press in June 2014.