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2019 Chautauqua Season

Hardy Merriman • Interfaith Lecture Series

Aug 13, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Aug 13, 2019 3:30pm



Hardy Merriman: Power From the Bottom Up: Civil Resistance as a Driver of Rights, Freedom, and Justice

Hardy Merriman is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). For over 15 years, he has focused on how ordinary people engage in nonviolent civil resistance—using tactics such as strikes, boycotts, civil disobedience, mass demonstrations and other acts of noncooperation—to win rights, freedom and justice. He presents to activists and organizers from around the world and speaks widely with academics, journalists, and members of international organizations. From 2016-18 he also served as an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Hardy Merriman’s writings have been translated into numerous languages. He has contributed to many books, including Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?; Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East; andWaging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential. He also co-authored A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle, a training curriculum for activists, and has written about external assistance to nonviolent movements and the role of nonviolent action in countering terrorism.

(Note: This biography was up-to-date as of the date of the lecture. Biographies are not updated over time.)

Banner photo by MHARI SHAW

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