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Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier in Sierra Leone and the author of “A Long Way Home: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” spoke with Leila Zerrougui (right), the U.N.’s special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict at the Harvard Kennedy School’s JFK Jr. Forum on Monday.

Spoils of war

Discussion probes how to aid onetime child soldiers who left battlefields behind