New course offered on civil resistance in DC

    The International Center for Nonviolent Conflict just sent notice of a course on civil resistance that they have developed, in conjunction with the United States Institute of Peace, which will be offered this fall in Washington DC.

    Having attended their week-long Fletcher Summer Institute this year, I can say that their presentations and educational materials are top notch. Here are the details, in case it’d be something you’d like to attend:

    The world is witnessing a surge in people powered movements in places such as Iran, the Niger Delta, Honduras, and the West Bank. As a result, the foreign policy community is carefully following the courageous acts of civil disobedience utilized by people fighting against various forms of repression.
    This course is designed to provide an in-depth and multi-disciplinary perspective on civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world – from Egypt to Burma, from Zimbabwe to West Papua. The course will ex-amine such questions as: What is civil resistance? What determines the success or failure of a civil resistance movement? How can professionals in the field better understand and analyze what elements are at work when civilians use nonviolent tactics? How and when should external agents – governments, NGOs, media, business – act or not act when civil resistance is gaining momentum? How can the dynamics and history of civil resistance better inform the fields of conflict management, development, diplomacy, and peacemak-ing?

    • Interactive course: focuses on simulations and case studies
    • Experience opportunities to share lessons across sectors
    • Hear insight from expert scholars and practitioners

    COST: $195. Participants not based in Washington, DC are responsible for their own accommodations and travel, including visas.

    CREDIT: Participants will receive certificate upon completion of course.

    APPLICATION: Visit the USIP course listing to apply

    VENUE: USIP Headquarters, 1200 17th St. NW, Washington DC, 20036

    For more information please contact education@usip.org



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