Chenoweth talk on Civil Resistance in 1st Bennett Lecture (Feb 10)

Prof. Erica Chenoweth will launch the Alan R. Bennett Lecture Series with a talk on

“Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict”

The talk will be held at 12:15 pm on Thursday, February 10 in Monteith 119.

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert provided.

Erica Chenoweth (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. She directs Wesleyan’s Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research, which she established in 2008. Before coming to Wesleyan, Chenoweth was a Fellow at the International Security Program at the Belfer Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, and an Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Her three books include Why Democracy Encourages Terrorism (under contract with Columbia University Press); Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (with Maria J. Stephan of the U.S. State Department), which is forthcoming in 2011 with Columbia University Press; and Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict (MIT Press, 2010), which she co-edited with Adria Lawrence of Yale.

The Bennett Lecture Series includes two other talks this semester:

“Oh no! It’s Only 20 Months til Election Day!”
Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, Editor and Publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 4 pm
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center

“Inside the Radical Right: The Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe”
Prof. David Art, Tufts University
Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Monteith 119

For questions, contact jeremy.pressman at

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2 Responses to Chenoweth talk on Civil Resistance in 1st Bennett Lecture (Feb 10)

  1. Christine B. says:

    Erica gave a fantastic talk today! Her work is fascinating even to those with little political science background. Looking forward to the next lecture.

  2. Pingback: Why peaceful protests work

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