Each year, hundreds of thousands of adolescents around the world are exposed to, or participate in, political conflict. Until now, much of the programming on behalf of conflict youth has been based on incomplete science and untested assumptions.
The Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict was founded on the belief that much can be done to better understand the way young people experience political conflict and to strengthen efforts to assist them in leading constructive lives. The center engages in research, interventions, program evaluations, and dissemination of information about youth and political conflict. The goal of all our work is to provide research-based information for practitioners and policy-makers who seek to address the needs of this unique population.
Switzerland’s Jacobs Foundation supports Center’s Research Projects
The Jacobs Foundation continues to support the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflicts research initiatives. It is with the support of the foundation that the center is able to continue with the Pal Project and the Egypt Project.
For more information, visit the Jacobs Foundation home page
Director Barber Becomes the Jacobs Foundation Fellow at New America
Center Director Dr. Brian Barber has become the Jacobs Foundation Fellow at New America. He is currently working on a book that will follow the lives of six Gazan men from the first Intifada to present day.