Why Civil Resistance Works and Women's Catalytic Role: The Case of Syria and Beyond

Maria Stephan

March 12, 2014

Campus Center Room 2115, UMass Boston

Dr. Maria Stephan will discuss key findings from her co-authored book, Why Civil Resistance Works, while focusing on the unique and often seminal roles women play in nonviolent struggles.  She will share observations from her work with the Syrian opposition and facilitate a conversation about the role women can play in transforming violent conflicts – including the challenges they face, and the tactics and strategies they have used with varying results.

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