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ICNC-Rutgers People Power, Fall 2018

A moderated online course offered by the ICNC in partnership with the Rutgers International Institute for Peace, Rutgers University Graduate School. Course dates: Sept. 6th-Nov. 1st, 2018. Read below for more information on this course, course content, and course instructors.

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

This course was offered in Fall 2018 by ICNC. For more information on the course content, participants, and to see course evaluations and assessments, please click here. See below for the original course description.

Selected course testimonials:

  • I found the course extremely enriching for my academic research. Important concepts and ground ideas of civil resistance were very clear explained. The use of videos and readings was very helpful to understand the topics analyzed.“- María Belén Garrido
  • It is an excellent course…I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to take this course, and I recommend it to anyone who cares about a more just, peaceful and corruption-free world and wants to learn effective and powerful nonviolent tactics and strategies for achieving those.“- Dr. Sokfa John

For more resources on civil resistance, ICNC offers the Academic Online Curriculum (AOC), which is free and available to the public upon registration. The AOC is an extensive and regularly updated set of resources related to civil resistance, with 40 modules and numerous articles, powerpoints, and videos.

ICNC's Resource Library is also free to the public and features civil resistance literature in over 60 languages. 


International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), in partnership with Rutgers University International Institute for Peace (Rutgers IIP) will host a free, moderated online course, “People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance,” from September 6 through November 1, 2018. All course materials – primarily readings and videos – will be provided free-of-charge to admitted participants.

Interested applicants can register on the platform now and get access to ICNC's "Online Academic Curriculum" (AOC), which includes many resources relevant to civil resistance studies that can be consulted prior to and after admission into the People Power course to augment the learning  materials that will be available to admitted applicants once the course commences.

The applicants can also access the AOC through ICNC’s new mobile app, available on iPhone and Android devices. The mobile app is currently in a public testing stage and is free to the public. With ICNC’s mobile app, learners can download AOC content for offline use. ICNC-Rutgers online course with its content and discussion forums will also be accessible on the mobile app for the admitted participants.

All accepted participants to the People Power online course will receive an orientation email to guide them through signing up to the course site, logging in, interacting in the online space, and getting the most out of the online learning experience. We will also offer a live orientation webinar, available at two different times on September 7, 2018, the day after the official start of the course.

Interested in learning more about the course and applying? Go to the course call on ICNC's website and read through the course requirements. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018

Course Staff

Maciej-Bartkowski-Headshot.jpgDr. Maciej Bartkowski

Senior Director for Education & Research, ICNC

Dr. Maciej Bartkowski directs various academic programs for students, faculty, and educators from around the world to support teaching, research, and study on civil resistance. He is also spearheading ICNC efforts to build infrastructure for and expand distance education and online learning. Read more


Azaz Elshami

Manager of Global Field Initiatives, ICNC

Azaz Elshami is the Manager of Global Field Initiatives at ICNC. Her work focuses on activists, organizers and practitioners around the world who are nonviolently struggling for rights, freedom, and justice. Read more


Steve Chase

Manager of Academic Initiatives, ICNC

Steve Chase, a long-time activist, educator, and writer, is ICNC's Manager of Academic Initiatives and a Regular Contributor to ICNC’s Minds of the Movement blog. Read more


Julia Constantine

Program Associate, ICNC

Julia Constantine assists ICNC’s President and Manager of Operations and Finance with research, editing, and correspondence. In addition, she plays a key role in supporting a number of ICNC’s programs. Read more


IMG_1485.JPGDaniel Dixon 

Academic Initiatives Program Assistant, ICNC

Daniel Dixon's work includes supporting ICNC’s academic programs by providing technical assistance and moderation for online courses. He joined ICNC in 2017. 


GA Headshot.JPGGina Addo

Academic Initiatives Intern, ICNC

Gina Addo is ICNC's Academic initiatives intern. Her work includes administrative, editorial and communication assistance for various academic initiatives and programs.


Dr. Véronique Dudouet 

Senior Researcher & Program Director, Berghof Foundation
ICNC Academic Council

Dr. Veronique Dudoeut is senior researcher and program director at the Berghof Foundation in Berlin and a member of the ICNC Academic Council. Read more


Dr. Kurt Schock 

Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

ICNC Academic Council

Dr. Kurt Schock is a professor at Rutgers University and has published numerous works on nonviolent resistance, social movements and political conflict. Read more


Dr. Mary Elizabeth King

Professor of Peace & Conflict, University of Peace

ICNC Academic Council

Dr. Mary King went to work for the U.S. civil rights movement soon after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University, first in Atlanta and then Mississippi, 1962–65, serving on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

Associate Professor of Government & Politics, University of Maryland
ICNC Academic Council

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham is an Associate Professor at the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland and is affiliated with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Read more


Isak Svensson

Professor of Peace & Conflict Research, Uppsala University (Sweden)
ICNC Academic Council

Isav Svensson is a Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and former Director of Research at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. Read more


Cécile Mouly

Research Professor, FLASCO Ecuador

ICNC Academic Council

Cecile Mouly is a research professor at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Ecuador and part of the ICNC Academic Council. Read more


Janjira Sombatpoonsiri

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Thammasat University (Thailand)

ICNC Academic Council

Janjira Sombatpoonsiri is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Thammasat University, Thailand, where she teaches violence and nonviolence in politics, peace and conflict studies, international relations theories, and international security. Read more

Course Mode: Credit (paid) OR Certificate (free)

Course Language: English

Course Level: Introductory

Course Type: Moderated by Instructor(s)

Course Audience: General Audience

Course Availability: Coming Soon (General Audience)


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