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Peter Ackerman is the founding chair of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington, D.C., and one of the world's leading authorities on nonviolent conflict.

He is also chairman of the board of Freedom House, a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the executive council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

In addition to many newspaper articles and op-eds, Ackerman is co-author of two seminal books on nonviolent resistance: A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict (Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press 2001) and Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century (Praeger 1994). 

Last Updated: August 15, 2017