Symposium on Children and Political Violence


Location: 200 McKenna Hall

Political violence transforms communities, families, and individuals — depleting resources and instilling fear, distrust, and insecurity. Despite these risks, children growing up in communities defined by conflict often demonstrate extraordinary resilience.

This symposium, organized by E. Mark Cummings, the Notre Dame Professor of Psychology, is part of a larger collaborative project on children and political violence, funded by the Society for Research in Child Development, which aims to advance understanding of the impact of political violence on children and to inform practice and policy related to child development in contexts of violence.

Researchers will highlight their work on political violence and child development in Israel/Palestine, Sierra Leone, and Northern Ireland. Discussion will be moderated by J. Lawrence Aber, professor in psychology and public policy, New York University.

All faculty and students are welcome to attend all or part of the symposium.

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