Understanding Civil Resistance: Myths and Controversies
Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Victoria Event Centre
Entry by donation
Confronting social and environmental injustice, civil resistance is an increasingly prominent feature of global politics. This talk summarizes leading academic research and addresses common public misperceptions, including about the Middle East and the notion of ‘nonviolence’. What is civil resistance? Is it a weapon of the weak? Can it work against oppressive regimes? Must it be ‘nonviolent’?
Michael J. Carpenter earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Victoria in 2017. He studies and teaches civil resistance, with a focus on theory, the Middle East, and Palestinian popular struggle.
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Wednesday, October 25 from 7:00-8:30 PM, the Unity office at 838 Pandora, Lkwungen
The office is on the right, a half block toward town from the intersection of Pandora and Quadra. It is an accessible room, with accessible bathrooms.
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