I’m really excited to be participating, for a number of reasons: first, I have a particular interest in nonviolent resistance in Cuba, but more broadly I’m interested in how global imbalances of power negatively impact on the life opportunities of individuals and communities. I think this course will provide an interesting look at how the people themselves – often a forgotten element in international affairs analysis – already make their preferences known, and strategies by which their voices can be amplified.
Objectives. By the end of the course, students will:
- Explore the historical impact of civil resistance and apply this learning to contemporary examples;
- Analyze nonviolent movements from a strategic perspective;
- Gain insights and perspectives from experts who employ nonviolent methods in various sectors;
- Engage in conversation around key ideas, topics, and themes in nonviolent conflict, including its relationship to international relations;
- Recognize elements of civil resistance in your immediate environment and around the world, and;
- Practice strategically planning and implementing nonviolent struggle.
- Theoretical Foundations
- Historical Record
- Tools of Conflict Analysis
- Strategy and Tactics of Civil Resistance
- Tactics in Depth
I’ll be blogging some of my thoughts as the course progresses, and I’d love to hear from you if you’re participating as well.