RPP Colloquium Series: Why Nonviolent Civil Resistance Works

When: Thursday, February 8 2018 6:00pm–8:30pm

Where: 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Sponsor: Religions and the Practice of Peace, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Women’s Studies in Religion Program

Website: https://hds.harvard.edu/news/public-events-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124933891

This colloquium explores some of the key challenges that nonviolent resistance movements face, including obstacles to building and maintaining movement cohesion, ensuring effective communication, and gaining political leverage; how advocates of principled nonviolence (who promote nonviolence on a moral basis) often clash with advocates of civil resistance (who promote nonviolent action on a strategic or utilitarian basis); the ongoing debate on diversity of tactics; and the ways in which power and privilege undermine solidarity. The colloquium highlights the power of women in these movements and addresses ways in which spiritually-engaged communities are well-positioned to address many of these key movement challenges.

Speaker: Erica Chenoweth, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; and Fellow, One Earth Future Foundation.

Moderator and Respondent: Jocelyne Cesari, PhD, Professor and Chair of Religion and Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK; Senior Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center on Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; and Visiting Professor of Religion and Politics at Harvard Divinity School

Space is limited. RSVP is required: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aUU3rN9JdvAV80J&Q_JFE=0

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