Marc Sommers

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Marc Sommers, PhD (@MarcSommers) is a consultant and Africanist, and an internationally recognized youth, CVE, peacebuilding, and conflict specialist. He has served as Senior Conflict Advisor for the State Department and Senior Research Advisor for the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (seconded by the State Dept.). He has provided strategic advice and conducted research and evaluations in 22 war-affected countries. An award-winning author, his publications include:  Youth and the Field of Countering Violent Extremism, and Trust-Based, Qualitative Field Methods: A Manual for Researchers of Violent Extremism.  His next book is called We the Young Fighters: Pop Culture, Terror & War in Sierra Leone (University of Georgia Press, 2023).

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