Center for the Study of Youth & Political Conflict

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Board of Advisors

Cairo Arafat
Secretariat for the National Plan of Action for Palestinian Children, Palestine National Authority, West Bank, Palestine

Ishmael H. Beah
Author, UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, USA

Neil Boothby 
Program on Forced Migration and Health, Columbia University, USA

Dawn Chatty 
Forced Migration Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK

Andy Dawes
Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

H. Alusine Kamara 
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Michael Lamb 
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Michelle Slone
Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Derek Summerfield 
Maudsley Hospital, London, UK

Michael Wessells 
Christian Children’s Fund, USA; Program on Forced Migration and Health, Columbia University, USA; Department of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College, USA

James Youniss 
Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America, USA

In Memorium

Ed Cairns
School of Psychology, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
The center notes with great sadness the passing of Ed Cairns on February 17, 2012 from an automobile accident. Ed was largely responsible for inspiring the careful study of children and youth who live with political conflict. For decades, he was a leader in this effort as well as in peace studies. He was a key advisor to the center, counseling us during its formation and throughout our initiatives. We miss him deeply.


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