Colloquium: Civil Resistance Against the Global Rise of Authoritarianism with Jamila Raqib

Head shot of Jamila Raqib
Event Date: September 18, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540

Around the world, nonviolent resistance movements are emerging in response to the global threats to democratic institutions and norms taking place. What are the lessons from these global movements that can help make domestic activism and organizing more effective?  

Jamila Raqib is a specialist in the study and practice of strategic nonviolent action and the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution, which works to advance the research and application of nonviolent action worldwide. Since 2002, she has worked with Dr. Gene Sharp, the world’s foremost scholar and founder of the field of strategic nonviolent action.

She oversees the development and distribution of resources on nonviolent action and conducts workshops on strategic planning for human rights organizations, universities, and governments, and for individuals and groups struggling for diverse objectives including to oppose dictatorship, combat corruption, attain political rights, economic justice, environmental protection, and women’s empowerment.

She is currently a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, where she is exploring how innovations in technology and education, among other fields, can contribute to greater effectiveness in the study and application of nonviolent struggle. Her work includes the development of a curriculum intended to help groups prepare wise strategic plans to conduct struggles for the defense and attainment of their civil and political rights.

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