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Jamila Raqib on Reducing Political Violence

Jamila Raquib is a woman on a mission as the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution. In the time since she began working with the Boston-based organization, back in 2002, she has led many discussions on reducing political violence now and into the future. 542 more words


Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolence

We Americans honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of our national heroes, but the only thing we remember that he stood for is that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skins. 397 more words



The American academic Gene Sharp’s seminal essay “From Dictatorship to Democracy” is essentially a guide to peaceful resistance.

The book has been drawn from more than 40 years of research and writing on peaceful methods of protest, totalitarian systems and political theory. 246 more words

The Promise of and Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests

The Hong Kong pro-democracy protests appear to be over—for now. The protest leaders have surrendered, and the official plan to have Beijing approve candidates for Hong Kong’s highest office remains in place. 502 more words