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Dr. Marc B. Sommers

Consultant and Visiting Researcher At African Studies Center

Boston University

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Boston University

700 Albany Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02118

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Associate

The Columbia Group For Children

Visiting Researcher

African Studies Center, Boston University

Adjunct Associate Professor

The Fletcher School

Consultant

Women's Refugee Commission

Affiliations

Senior International Technical Advisor
Education Development Center Inc

Team Member
EQUIP3 Core

Fellow
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow
United States Institute of Peace

Fellow
Wilson Center

Education

Ph.D.

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Marc Sommers

Consultant and Visiting Researcher, African Studies Center, Boston University
Marc Sommers is an internationally recognized youth, conflict, education and gender expert, and an award-winning author. In 2009-2010, he was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.
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Currently, Dr. Sommers is working to complete Marley's War.
For over two decades, Dr. Sommers has consulted for donor agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and policy institutes, working in 21 war-affected countries across Africa and in Colombia, El Salvador, Kosovo, Macedonia, Pakistan and Timor-Leste. His work addresses a range of war and post-war issues, including youth, security, conflict negotiation, child soldier, gender (sexual violence, adulthood, masculinity), education, employment, governance, urbanization, displacement, development and coordination. He taught for many years at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is a Visiting Researcher with the African Studies Center at Boston University. He also works part-time as Senior International Technical Advisor for the Education Development Center.
Dr. Sommers has an extensive publication record.


Marc Sommers is a consultant ...

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Marc Sommers is a consultant and Visiting Researcher at Boston University's African Studies Center. He taught for many years at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and was both a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has consulted for donor agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and policy institutes since 1994, working in 21 war-affected countries across Africa and in Colombia, El Salvador, Kosovo, Macedonia, Pakistan and Timor-Leste. His work addresses a range of war and post-war issues, including youth, gender (sexual violence, adulthood, masculinity), child soldier, security, conflict negotiation, education, employment, governance, urbanization, displacement, development and coordination.


Marc ...

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Marc Sommers

Consultant and Visiting Researcher, African Studies Center, Boston University
Marc Sommers is an internationally recognized youth, conflict, education and gender expert, and an award-winning author. In 2009-2010, he was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.
...
Currently, Dr. Sommers is working to complete Marley's War.
For over two decades, Dr. Sommers has consulted for donor agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and policy institutes, working in 21 war-affected countries across Africa and in Colombia, El Salvador, Kosovo, Macedonia, Pakistan and Timor-Leste. His work addresses a range of war and post-war issues, including youth, security, conflict negotiation, child soldier, gender (sexual violence, adulthood, masculinity), education, employment, governance, urbanization, displacement, development and coordination. He taught for many years at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is a Visiting Researcher with the African Studies Center at Boston University. He also works part-time as Senior International Technical Advisor for the Education Development Center.
Dr. Sommers has an extensive publication record.


In the first of our new ...

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In the first of our new HEART Talks series Dr. Sommers gives an insight into youth and education in fragile states. He addresses the following themes:

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Dr. Sommers is an internationally recognised youth expert and an award-winning author. An anthropologist, Africanist, educationalist and evaluator, he has carried out research, assessment and evaluation work in 21 war-affected countries (across Africa as well as in Colombia, Kosovo and Timor-Leste). Dr. Sommers has consulted for donor agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and policy institutes, taught for many years at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and was both a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Currently, he is a Visiting Researcher with the African Studies Center at Boston University.
Dr. Sommers has an extensive publication record, including his seventh and latest book, Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood. Previous books include Islands of Education: Schooling, Civil War and the Southern Sudanese (1983 - 2004) andFear in Bongoland: Burundi Refugees in Urban Tanzania, for which he received the 2003 Margaret Mead Award. He is completing a book on youth and conflict in Africa.


In the first of our new ...

www.heart-resources.org [cached]

In the first of our new HEART Talks series Dr. Sommers gives an insight into youth and education in fragile states. He addresses the following themes:

...
Dr. Sommers is an internationally recognised youth expert and an award-winning author. An anthropologist, Africanist, educationalist and evaluator, he has carried out research, assessment and evaluation work in 21 war-affected countries (across Africa as well as in Colombia, Kosovo and Timor-Leste). Dr. Sommers has consulted for donor agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and policy institutes, taught for many years at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and was both a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Currently, he is a Visiting Researcher with the African Studies Center at Boston University.
Dr. Sommers has an extensive publication record, including his seventh and latest book, Stuck: Rwandan Youth and the Struggle for Adulthood. Previous books include Islands of Education: Schooling, Civil War and the Southern Sudanese (1983 - 2004) andFear in Bongoland: Burundi Refugees in Urban Tanzania, for which he received the 2003 Margaret Mead Award. He is completing a book on youth and conflict in Africa.

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