The United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully

Nonviolent Action

Format: Online, Self-paced: Full courses
Duration: Estimated time to take course: 3 hours
Location/City: Online
Closing Date: 05 June 2021


This micro-course explores the history and dynamics of nonviolent movements. It presents the categories of specific methods of nonviolent action and some of the key theories that inform civil resistance strategies and campaigns.




Course Overview



By the end of this course, participants will be able to:




  • Describe the importance of nonviolent action;


  • Define nonviolent civil resistance and how is it distinct from other forms of social and political action; and


  • Identify the principles and theories of power inform the practice of nonviolent action.




Liberian women rally against their country’s civil war, a campaign documented by the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” (Pewee Flomoku)



Liberian women rally against their country’s civil war, a campaign documented by the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” (Pewee Flomoku)



 



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