NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR REVIEWS BOOK ON CHILD SOLDIERS

May 23, 2007

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, reviews Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection by Michael G. Wessells in the just-published Spring 2007 issue of The Wilson Quarterly.

Dr. Wessells, a professor of psychology at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and professor of clinical population and family health in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University in New York City, spoke at JMU on “Children as Soldiers: The Threat to Security and the Challenge of Reintegration” on March 21, as part of the Nelson Institute’s Guardian Lecture Series.

Dr. Pham noted that it was the Wilson Quarterly editor’s invitation last year to review the book which brought Dr. Wessells’s work to his attention and that after the review was accepted, he decided to invite the author to lecture at JMU.

Published by the Congressionally-chartered Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Wilson Quarterly presents writing and thinking on issues in politics and policy, culture, religion, science, and other fields that bear upon public life of academics, specialists, and others to a broad audience.

For the text of Dr. Pham’s review, “Children of War,” click here.