This micro-course explores the history and dynamics of nonviolent movements. It presents the categories of specific methods of nonviolent action and some of the key theories that inform civil resistance strategies and campaigns.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of nonviolent action;
- Define nonviolent civil resistance and how is it distinct from other forms of social and political action; and
- Identify the principles and theories of power inform the practice of nonviolent action.
Meet the course presenters and get a broad overview of what nonviolent action is and why it is important.
Explains what nonviolent civil resistance is and how it differs from other forms of social and political action.
Examines how different campaigns and movements have waged nonviolent action and what accounts for their achievements and challenges.
Examines how power informs how nonviolent action is utilized and identifies principles and steps that should be kept in mind when practicing nonviolent action methods.
Assesses your understanding and retention of key terms, concepts, and ideas presented in this course.
Allows you to apply the knowledge you've gained throughout the course to a fictional conflict scenario.
Allows you to share what you have learned and read what others have learned from this course and how these skills and knowledge will impact the work we do.
Instructors and Guest Experts
- Maria Stephan, Director, United States Institute of Peace
- Daryn Cambridge, Professional Development Portfolio Manager (EPIC), Training Resources Group, Inc.
- Althea Middleton-Detzner, Director, PeaceTech Labs
- John Lewis, U.S. Congressman, Georgia
- Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver