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Making Peace And Conflict Studies While Adding Civil Resist
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When: 1:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Ohio Peace & Conflict Studies Network

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There are times when diplomacy, dialogue, mediation, and conflict prevention efforts are not sufficient by themselves to win rights, freedom, and justice. Recent research also documents that nonviolent civil resistance campaigns are more effective than just using “normal institutional channels” such as elections, lobbying, and litigation, one-off mass protests, or violent rebellions whenever undemocratic power elites dominate a county’s economic and political life. This has been shown to be true in dictatorships, authoritarian societies, and in formal or backsliding democracies. Can peace and conflict studies programs be complete without exploring civil resistance movements and strategies? What resources are available to faculty members wanting to learn about and teach civil resistance? This workshop will share the many free academic resources available from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict to peace and conflict studies faculty.


Featured Partner:
International Center for Nonviolent Conflict


Presenter(s): Dr. Steve Chase


Presenter Bio:

Dr. Steve Chase, Manager of Academic Initiatives, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is a long-time activist, educator, and writer. He was an editor at South End Press for many years, the founding director of Antioch University’s master’s training program in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability, and is currently the Manager of Academic Initiatives for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (INCN), a Washington, D.C.-based educational foundation that promotes the study and use of civil resistance strategies through supporting innovative research, education, and publishing programs.


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