In the video below as well as in her book Why Civil Resistance Works (co-authored with Maria J. Stephan), Erica Chenoweth examines both violent and non-violent resistance movements around the world from 1900 to 2013 and compares their rates of success against authoritarian regimes. The numbers uncovered by Chenoweth (a former ROTC student) were not what she expected.

 

Join the Peace & Justice Center at Lyndon State College on Friday March 18th at 1pm for our Nonviolent Engagement in Conflict Workshop. This program explores the idea that addressing conflict nonviolently can be an exciting and effective way of making change and grow as individuals and even as a culture, society, and community. RSVP here or call (802) 863-2345 x6 to reserve your spot!