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Ralph Ranalli. 10/4/2019. “Erica Chenoweth illuminates the value of nonviolent resistance in societal conflicts.” Harvard Kennedy School.Abstract
See HKS's new article featuring Professor Erica Chenoweth’s research.

Paths to Resistance: Professor Erica Chenoweth’s research shows the value of nonviolent resistance in societal conflicts, making her a resource for activists opposing oppressive regimes worldwide.
 

THEY REACH OUT TO ERICA CHENOWETH ALMOST DAILY—from Africa, South America, the Middle East, Europe, even the United States. They hail from places where authoritarian officials are tightening their grip, where repression is on the rise, and where citizens are mobilizing against governments they want to unseat. Their inquiries usually boil down to one key question: How can we win without resorting to violence?

Chenoweth’s painstaking research, unprecedented in its scope and historical breadth, has shed new light on the understanding of civil resistance, political change, and the surprising effectiveness of nonviolent action.

It has made Chenoweth, a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, one of an elite group of global experts on civil resistance. She is sought out both for her remarkable chronicling of nonviolent movements and for her understanding of what can potentially make or break them.

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Seeking Research Assistant - Experiential learning methodologies for human rights and humanitarian action

September 9, 2019

In collaboration with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is looking for the support of a research fellow to undertake a review of literature and preliminary research on experiential learning methodologies in the context of human rights and humanitarian action.

This research takes place as the three organisations are developing a more systematic approach to the use of experiential models in building the capacity of graduate students and mid-career professionals in...

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Harvard Kennedy School Receives $1 Million Gift for Program to Address Renewal of Rights and Responsibilities in the United States

September 6, 2019

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Cambridge, MA—Harvard Kennedy School today announced a program for the renewal of rights and responsibilities in the United States. The Renewing Rights and Responsibilities project at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy will bring together Harvard faculty, fellows, and students to examine the U.S. system of rights, and explore...

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