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    Ishmael Beah

    Author; Founder & President, The Ishmael Beah Foundation

    Ishmael Beah, born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, is the best-selling author of "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" and "Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel”, a powerful book about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" was number one on “The New York Times" bestseller list, has been published in more than forty languages and was name one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007 by TIME. Beah is a UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War; a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Advisory Committee; an advisory board member of the Center for the Study of Youth & Political Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; a former visiting scholar at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University; a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; cofounder of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW); and president of the Ishmael Beah Foundation. He has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations and many panels on the effects of war on children.

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