Civil Resistance 1: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Movements
This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.
Daryn Cambridge leads curriculum development and educational design for USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding online courses. Daryn is a peace educator in residence and adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC, where he teaches courses on education for international development, peace pedagogy, and nonviolent action. His research interests include peace education, nonviolent action, distance learning, and online pedagogy.
Dr. Maria J. Stephan is a senior policy fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she focuses on the dynamics of civil resistance and their relevance for violent conflict prevention and democratic development. Previously, Stephan was lead foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), where she worked on both policy and operations.
Althea Middleton-Detzner is Senior Advisor for Education and Field Learning at International Center on Nonviolent Conflict where she has worked on core programmatic and educational initiatives for ten years. She is also a Curriculum Development Specialist for the United States Institute of Peace’s Global Campus and co-founder of Focus Forward, a facilitation and change management consultancy.
Hardy Merriman is the President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He has worked in the field of civil resistance since 2002. He studies, presents, and writes about grassroots movements nonviolently fighting for human rights and political change around the world. He leads workshops for activists and organizers in these movements; speaks about these movements with academics, journalists, and members of NGOs; and develops resources for practitioners and researchers in the field of nonviolent conflict.
Dr. Maciej Bartkowski is Senior Director for Education & Research at ICNC where he works on academic programs for students, faculty, and professionals, curricular development, and global academic and educational outreach and research in the growing field of civil resistance studies. He conducts research and writes on nonviolent movements and strategic nonviolent conflict.
Erin Mazursky is the Founder and Executive Director of Rhize, a new venture that is re-designing and the function and experience of democracy towards more participatory, just and flourishing communities through the innovation of collective action. Erin brings over a decade of experience in movement-building, technology, human rights and advocacy to her work, having worked with social and political movements around the world, including in Turkey, India, and Albania.
Mary Elizabeth King is professor of peace and conflict studies at the UN-affiliated University for Peace and and is Scholar-in-Residence in the School of International Service, at the American University in Washington, D.C. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom.
- Price: $395 (Introductory price)
- Format: Online: Self-paced
- This course is conveniently accessible in a 24/7, on-demand format.
- Email: gro.pisunull@ymedaca
- Call: (+1) 202-429-7812