February 1 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Maria Stephan, "Why Civil Resistance Works and its Relevance to Resurgent Authoritarianism"

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Dr. Maria J. Stephan directs the Program on Nonviolent Action at the U.S. Institute of Peace, which focuses on applied research, training and education and informing policies and practice related to civil resistance, nonviolent action and their roles in transforming violent conflict and advancing just peace. She was formerly a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she co-led the Future of Authoritarianism project. Previously, Stephan was lead foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), where she worked on both policy and operations for Afghanistan and Syria engagements. Earlier, Stephan directed policy and research at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), a private foundation dedicated to developing and disseminating knowledge about nonviolent struggle. She simultaneously taught courses on human rights and civil resistance at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and American University’s School of International Service.

To request background readings, email: [email protected]

 

 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo

[email protected]

203-432-7480