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TNGO presents: Jo Becker

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 The Campaign to End the Use of Child Soldiers: Lessons from a successful TNGO-led coalition The recruitment and use of child soldiers is one of the most horrific aspects of modern warfare. Jo Becker, founding chairperson of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, will discuss the global campaign that secured a UN treaty banning the use of child soldiers, legislative initiatives to withhold military assistance from governments using child soldiers, and focused attention from the UN Security Council to hold child recruiters accountable. Jo Becker is the Advocacy Director of the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. She is responsible for the organization's global advocacy strategy on issues including child labor, children and armed conflict, juvenile justice, and violence against children. She is the founding chairperson of the international Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, which campaigned successfully for an international treaty banning the forced recruitment of children under age eighteen or their use in armed conflict. She holds a master's degree in political science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Becker is an adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. *Lunch will be provided*

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.