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17:30 - 19:00 30 October 2014

Nonviolent movements from Arab Street to Wall Street and further


AV Hill LT 131 | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Srdja Popovic, Executive Director, CANVAS

Why were Arab Spring revolutionaries as well as Ukrainians able to topple deep-seated autocrats while the American Occupy movement failed to achieve its stated goals? It is commonly believed that popular uprisings occur spontaneously and that bringing crowds to the streets is enough to achieve social change. However, impactful campaigns require skills and strategies. Nonviolent opposition movements have challenged governmental tyranny and electoral fraud using a variety tactics -- from demonstrations and strikes to boycotts and civil disobedience -- and achieved success. This lecture brings together theory and practice of strategic nonviolence to evaluate the nature of nonviolent social change. Students will study the principles and practicalities of nonviolent conflict through analysis of historical and contemporary cases of civilian-led struggles.


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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