Music Plays Crucial Role in Non-Violent Civic Movements

Music Plays Crucial Role in Non-Violent Civic Movements

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

By: Viola Gienger

In Libya’s 2011 uprising, protesters pumped loud music from radios or CD players in the streets in front of government buildings, then fled from the inevitable rush of security forces. The nonviolent early days of Egypt’s revolution that same year spawned a raft of new independent music groups. In Turkey, the “Song of Pots and Pans” exhorts political leaders to stop their lies and repressive tactics.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Studying Civil Resistance Online: A Case Study on Cambodia and Vietnam

Studying Civil Resistance Online: A Case Study on Cambodia and Vietnam

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

By: Daryn Cambridge

Over the past eight months, USIP’s Academy has launched 8 self-paced, online courses, registering more than 3,000 people in more than 134 countries. The work, however, is not solely a numbers game. Peacebuilders, activists and educators working in conflict zones must be able to take the knowledge, skills and perspectives that USIP offers online and adapt them for their own specific needs in the field.  A case of young Khmer activists in Vietnam and Cambodia and another involving students in H...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention