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Dr. Marc Sommers

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Boston University
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Global Symposium 2014 Washington, DC Bios - See Jane, 1 Jan 2016 [cached]
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.
Basic Education and Policy Support Activity (BEPS), 3 Sept 2015 [cached]
Don Graybill | Uzma Anzar | Margaret McLaughlin | Cynthia Prather | Renuka Pillay | Jon Silverstone | Sylvia Ellison | Rida Baidas | Vicky Frantz | Joanne Murphy | Sarah Havekost | Nima Abbaszadeh | Juliana Guaqueta | Marc Sommers
Marc Sommers
Marc Sommers began working on education issues two decades ago, when he served as a girls' high school headmaster in Kenya. Since then, he has worked on emergency and peace education, education during post-war reconstruction, the human rights of forced migrants, urban refugees and migrants, and community reconciliation. He has also explored the impact of war on children and youth in Africa as well as Colombia, El Salvador and Kosovo. Dr. Sommers is currently CARE's Educational Psychologist/Youth-At-Risk Specialist for the BEPS Activity. He also works as an international consultant and a Research Fellow at Boston University's African Studies Center. His publications include a book, "Fear in Bongoland: Burundi Refugees in Urban Tanzania," (Berghahn, 2001); a monograph, "The Dynamics of Coordination" (Humanitarianism and War Project, Tufts University, 2000); and three articles: "Peace Education and Refugee Youth" (EPAU, UNHCR, 2001), "Emergency Education for Children" (Center for Int'l. Studies, MIT, 1999), and "Young, Male and Pentecostal: Urban Refugees in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania " (Journal of Refugee Studies 14(4), 2001). Dr. Sommers is fluent in Swahili, proficient in Spanish, and has a working knowledge of French.
Basic Education and Policy Support Activity (BEPS), 10 Aug 2015 [cached]
Marc Sommers, CARE
"Right now, we are in the ..., 9 July 2010 [cached]
"Right now, we are in the process, in Southern Sudan, of creating a quality education system for the first time in the history of Southern Sudan," said Marc Sommers, Associate Research Professor of Humanitarian Studies at The Fletcher School and expert on the region.
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Dr. Marc Sommers - Youth and education in fragile states
In the first video interview of this series called "Heart Talks," Dr. Marc Sommers discusses youth… Tags: masculinity, sexual violence, Saji Prelis May 28, 2013 46 views
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