The Peace Frequency: Episode 31

Guest: Erica Chenoweth

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Air Date: July 22nd, 2015

In this show we speak with Dr. Erica Chenoweth – Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and an Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO). Together with Maria J. Stephan, she won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, which is presented annually in recognition of outstanding proposals for creating a more just and peaceful world order. Their book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, also won the 2012 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award. In December 2013, Foreign Policy named Chenoweth one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of the year “for proving Gandhi right,” noting her work on providing evidence for the efficacy of nonviolent political movements.

Questions and Comments

  • Althea Middleton-Detzner

    Greetings Peace Frequency Listeners,
    We’ll be interviewing Dr. Erica Chenoweth tomorrow, and would like to ask Dr. Chenoweth to respond to some of YOUR questions during the show! If you have any questions or comments for Dr. Chenoweth please feel free to post them here before, during, or after the show. We will keep the discussion forum open until Tuesday, July 28th.

  • Vanessa Francis

    Question posed by listener Syed Ali Hameed during the July 22 show:
    Do you believe violence is not inevitable no matter what? And how do you look [at] nonviolence from the power point of view, especially if you’re an authority or a government body?