Shaazka Beyerle is a researcher, writer and educator in nonviolent action, with a focus on anti-corruption and accountability (including linkages to governance, development, and violent conflict) as well as gender and nonviolent action. She is a 2017 Jennings Randolph senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, a senior advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and a nonresident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.
From December 2015 to June 2017 she was the lead researcher for a World Bank Nordic Trust Fund project entitled, "Citizen Participation is a Human Right: A Human Rights-Based Approach to the World Bank's Citizen Engagement Mandate," and in 2016 was visiting professor at the University for Peace (Costa Rica). She testified at a U.S. Congress Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe hearing on combating corruption in the OSCE region, and served as an elected coordinating committee member, UN Convention Against Corruption Civil Society Coalition (2013-2016). She earned an M.A. in international relations from George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.
She regularly publishes articles and reviews, including on Romanian people power versus corruption (Foreign Policy), transitions from armed struggle to nonviolent resistance (Peace and Conflict journal), corruption and extremism (Foreign Policy), and corruption and violent conflict (Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare).