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Srdja Popovic

Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS)

Srdja Popovic

Srdja Popovic is a co-founder and executive director of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).

A native of Serbia, Popovic was one of the founders and key organizers of the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! that helped to unseat Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000. He then served a term in the Serbian National Assembly from 2000 to 2003.

In 2003, Popovic and other Otpor! members started the educational institute CANVAS. Through this organization, Popovic has worked with activists in over 50 countries, including Georgia, Ukraine, Lebanon, and Egypt.

Last Updated: August 21, 2017