On December 3, please join Ethics Matter for a conversation on the ethics of revolution and external intervention with nonviolent resistance expert, Srdja Popovic. Popovic's work training activists in Egypt and Tunisia is widely credited for inspiring Arab Spring protesters and won him first place among Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers.
Long before the fall of Ben Ali and Mubarak, however, Popovic cut his teeth in revolutionary change as the co-founder of the Serbian youth movement Otpor! Otpor! where he developed a national campaign that played a major role in toppling Balkan dictator Slobodan Milosevic.
Popovic has since gone on to found and direct the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), where he and his former Otpor! colleagues promote and spread nonviolent resistance strategies. The organization has trained youth activists from more than 50 countries, including Iran, Lebanon, Belarus, North Korea, and Burma.
Ethics Matter is a monthly series of town hall events with notable policy and academic experts. The events will be taped and distributed for broadcast on television stations across the country. A networking reception will follow the taping.
RSVP is required and seating is limited. The reservation deadline is Friday, November 30, 2012. Due to the studio recording, latecomers may not be admitted. Suggested Donation: $10.
Speaker: Srdja Popovic
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478
(212) 752-2432 - Fax
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