As the U.S. military continues to operate in conflict zones around the globe, American service members may increasingly encounter child soldiers. How could U.S. policymakers learn from Canada’s experience to respond to this challenge, and what tools exist to help the U.S. government prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict and maintain its commitment to building peace, security, and stability and countering the drivers of armed violence?
Stimson Center is hosting a discussion on innovative approaches to stopping the use of child soldiers. The event will feature military and human rights experts to examine the challenges posed by child soldiers and ways forward to prevent the continued exploitation of children in armed conflict.
Date: January 8, 2017
When: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Where: Stimson Center, 8th Floor