Michael Nagler to lead ICNC webinar on the state of nonviolence today

    The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict’s Academic Webinar Series continues this Thursday at noon with Dr. Michael Nagler, Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence.

    Dr. Nagler will be giving “an overview of the present state of awareness and practice of nonviolent techniques, stressing several new developments that give cause for hope despite the grim ‘realities’ of the global problématique.” Furthermore:

    His presentation consists of four parts: (1) a general introduction and definition of terms: what does he mean by ‘nonviolence’ and how it is generally used in scholarly and activist discourse; similarly with associated terminology in vogue today; (2) The quantitative spread of global nonviolent action since Gandhi and King; (3) the qualitative differences in the general climate of dissent and specific advantages employed or waiting to be employed in nonviolent action today; and (4) where do we go from here?

    Dr. Nagler’s wonderfully inspiring book Is There No Other Way is a personal favorite and having recently met him at the Metta Center’s beautiful new home in Berkeley, I can say I am especially excited for this webinar. So kudos to ICNC for getting Dr. Nagler to join this growing and insightful series.

    The webinar will run from 12-1pm EDT. Click here to reserve your place. Or, if you are unable to watch it live, check the ICNC website a day or two later. They are keeping an online archive of the entire webinar series.



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