Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Why civil resistance works: Strategic alternatives to violence in the 21st century

Date & time

Sep 9, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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From the speaker's bio:

Erica Chenoweth is an internationally recognized authority on political violence and its alternatives. Her pathbreaking research on the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance has earned her numerous distinctions for “proving Gandhi right.” Foreign Policy magazine ranked her among the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013. She also won the 2014 Karl Deutsch Award, given annually by the International Studies Association to the scholar under 40 who has made the most significant impact on the field of international politics or peace research.

As Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Chenoweth is author or editor of three books and dozens of scholarly articles. With Maria Stephan, she won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, which is presented annually in recognition of outstanding proposals for creating a more just and peaceful world order, for their book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. The book also won the 2012
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award given annually by the American Political Science Association to the best book on government, politics, or international affairs published in the U.S. in the previous year. She is currently the co-chair of the Academic Advisory Board at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

More about the Josh Rosenthal Education Fund

This lecture is supported by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Josh Rosenthal Education Fund. The Fund was created in memory of Josh Rosenthal, a 1979 U-M graduate who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The fund supports lectures, research, and student internships that encourage public discussion and greater understanding of changes in the world since 9/11.