Maria J. Stephan is a strategic planner with the U.S. Department of State and co-author, with Erica Chenoweth, of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. Formerly she served as director of policy and research at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and American University. She has also been a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
If you have an interest in promoting stories of nonviolence, building this community and correcting the mainstream media’s misrepresentation of nonviolent action, please consider donating to Waging Nonviolence.Donate
If you’d like to develop a more ongoing supporting relationship with WNV, consider joining our membership program instead of making a one-time donation.Become a Member
In-depth storytelling that captures the universal human drama of people building power from the ground up.
Through provocative and courageous action, immigrants are challenging the very existence of the border.