Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts

Youth and Politics in Conflict Contexts is the result of a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 16, 2007, and hosted by the Wilson Center’s Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute.

The conference examined the diverse ways in which youth contribute to sustainable peace through active involvement in politics. The first panel examined the role of youth in building and strengthening democratic institutions in specific contexts including Bosnia and Kenya. The second panel explored young peoples’ involvement in elections monitoring and civic education campaigns during the 2005 elections in Liberia and assessed the youth agenda in Liberia today.


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