• Mar 30, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 16:20 mins

Guest: Michael Kugelman, Senior Associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center  The Taliban in Pakistan set off a bomb near the swings in a park in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday, killing 72 people and injuring hundreds more. Most of the dead are women and children picnicking for the holiday. It was the deadliest attack in Pakistan since the massacre at a school in 2014 killed 134 students – the Pakistani Taliban claimed that one, too.  Who is this group? What are its goals? And why is it going after children?

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Child Soldiers: Girls in Warfare

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Guest: Liz Jevtic-Somlai, PhD, Visiting Professor of Political Science at BYU  A few years ago, a campaign group called Invisible Children released a movie that went viral – it’s been viewed more than 100 million times and came with a call to action: help catch infamous African warlord Joseph Kony.  That was 2012 and Joseph Kony is still free, still kidnapping children to make soldiers of them. Boys only 7 or 8 years old, given weapons, forced to commit atrocities. But not just boys. Visiting BYU political science professor Liz Jevtic-Somlai says the role of girls as child soldiers is often overlooked or misunderstood. Her research indicates girls are also some of the most challenging child soldiers to rehabilitate once the conflict ends.

Guest: Liz Jevtic-Somlai, PhD, Visiting Professor of Political Science at BYU  A few years ago, a campaign group called Invisible Children released a movie that went viral – it’s been viewed more than 100 million times and came with a call to action: help catch infamous African warlord Joseph Kony.  That was 2012 and Joseph Kony is still free, still kidnapping children to make soldiers of them. Boys only 7 or 8 years old, given weapons, forced to commit atrocities. But not just boys. Visiting BYU political science professor Liz Jevtic-Somlai says the role of girls as child soldiers is often overlooked or misunderstood. Her research indicates girls are also some of the most challenging child soldiers to rehabilitate once the conflict ends.