Gene Sharp

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Gene Sharp "is Senior Scholar at the Albert Einstein Institution and founded the Institution in 1983.

"He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Ohio State University and a D.Phil. in political theory from Oxford University. He is also Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. For nearly thirty years he held a research appointment at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs.

"He is the author of various books, including The Politics of Nonviolent Action (1973), Gandhi as a Political Strategist (1979), Social Power and Political Freedom (1980), Making Europe Unconquerable (1985), Civilian-Based Defense (1990), and From Dictatorship to Democracy (1993, 2002, and 2003). His most recent book is Waging Nonviolent Struggle: Twentieth Century Practice and Twenty-First Century Potential. His writings have been published in more than thirty languages." [1]

In 1983 he founded the Program on Nonviolent Sanctions in Conflict and Defense at Harvard University.

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  1. THE POLITICS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION and the spread of ideas about civil resistance, accessed May 21, 2010.

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