Hardy Merriman

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Location Hall of Philosophy

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

*PROGRAM CHANGE 8/7: Per doctor's orders, Bill Moyers is only able to join us for Monday's lecture, rather than the full week as originally planned and communicated. We thank our Chautauqua patrons for their understanding, and wish Mr. Moyers well.

Hardy Merriman is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).  For over 15 years, he has focused on how ordinary people engage in nonviolent civil resistance—using tactics such as strikes, boycotts, civil disobedience, mass demonstrations and other acts of noncooperation—to win rights, freedom and justice.  He presents to activists and organizers from around the world and speaks widely with academics, journalists, and members of international organizations.  From 2016-18 he also served as an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Hardy Merriman’s writings have been translated into numerous languages.  He has contributed to many books, including Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East; andWaging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential.  He also co-authored A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle, a training curriculum for activists, and has written about external assistance to nonviolent movements and the role of nonviolent action in countering terrorism.