The Carnegie Council Event
Apr
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Carnegie Council Event

Although current events indicate otherwise, revolutions don't have to be violent.

How can you master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups? What are some ways you can make oppression backfire by playing your opponents' strongest card against them? How can you use humor to make yourself heard? 

Srdja Popovic is the author of Blueprint for Revolution and 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.

New York Times editorial writer Tina Rosenberg will interview Popovic. Rosenberg's most recent book is Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

For more information, visit: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/calendar/data/0559.html?CAL_MODE=month_small&CAL_START=1425186000&CAL_END=1427860800

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Bristol Festival of Ideas Event
Apr
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bristol Festival of Ideas Event

Srdja Popovic 

Author of Blueprint for Revolution

Fifteen years ago Srdja Popovic was just a Belgrade rock kid looking for a party. He tells the extraordinary story of how he became one of the leaders of Otpor! – the movement which overthrew dictator Slobodan Milosevic – and how he went on to train the pro-democracy activists behind the Arab Spring, Occupy, and many other movements.

Through examples such as a protest of Lego men in Siberia (when flesh-and-blood people would have been shot), and a cheese boycott in Israel to challenge price inflation, he tells stories of the ingeniously clever ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/events/srdja-popovic/

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Conway Hall Event
Apr
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Conway Hall Event

 

The Conway Hall Ethics Society presents, "London Thinks: How to Topple a Dictator" 

Tipped for a Nobel Peace Prize and hailed as a world-changer by everyone from the World Economic Forum to Wired magazine, fifteen years ago Srdja Popovic was more interested in punk rock than political protest.

In conversation with Nick Cohen he will explain how he became one of the leaders of Otpor! — the movement which overthrew dictator Slobodan Milosevic — and has since gone on to train the pro-democracy activists behind the Arab Spring, Occupy, and many other movements. Drawing on his new book, Blueprint for Revolution, he will tell the stories of ‘ordinary revolutionaries’ he has been inspired by along the way, many of whom  have created social change by avoiding violence and opting for something far more powerful: a sense of humour.

 

For more information, visit: http://conwayhall.org.uk/event/london-thinks-how-to-topple-a-dictator/

 

 

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European Council on Foreign Relations Event
Apr
8
8:30am 8:30am

European Council on Foreign Relations Event

Blueprint for Revolution: laugh your way to victory?

Srdja PopovicFounder, Otpor!

Yarik KryvoiEditor-in-Chief, Belarus Digest 

Dan SmithSecretary General, International Alert

Chaired by:

Sophia Pugsley, Wider Europe Coordinator, ECFR

Reflecting on Srdja Popovic’s newly published book Blueprint for Revolution: How to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other nonviolent techniques to galvanize communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world’, the speakers will discuss whether internal resistance, rather than external intervention, is the best driver for political change. Instead of using economic sanctions and military force to counter oppressive and corrupt societies, are mobilization, enthusiasm and humor more effective weapons?

For more information, visit: http://www.ecfr.eu/events/event/blueprint_for_revolution_laugh_your_way_to_victory

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The Frontline Club Event
Apr
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Frontline Club Event

Srdja Popovic
Author of Blueprint for Revolution
Executive Director of CANVAS

In his new book, Blueprint for RevolutionPopovic documents his own journey from Belgrade rock kid to revolutionary leader, as well as sharing the stories of the many revolutionaries he has met along the way.

He will be joining us in conversation with Steve Crawshaw, director of the office of the secretary general at Amnesty International and co-author of Small Acts of Resistance, to share his story and the ingenious ways in which non-violent resistance has achieved its means around the world, from Occupy Wall Street to Tahrir Square, and from Nelson Mandela to Harvey Milk.

For more information, visit:

http://www.frontlineclub.com/insight-with-srdja-popovic-blueprint-for-revolution/

 

 

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Harvard University Book Event
Feb
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Harvard University Book Event

Speakers:

Srdja Popovic
Author, Blueprint for Revolution
Executive Director, CANVAS

Introduction by Peter Zimmerman
Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Program Development at the Harvard Kennedy School

More information: http://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/blueprint-revolution-how-use-rice-pudding-lego-men-and-other-nonviolent-techniques

To RSVP or find us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/425611457588416/

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Johns Hopkins University Book Event
Feb
10
10:00am10:00am

Johns Hopkins University Book Event

  • Rome Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University (map)
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Speakers: 

Srdja Popovic
Author of Blueprint for Revolution
Executive Director of CANVAS

William Dobson
Politics and Foreign Affairs Editor, Slate Magazine 

Introduction by Daniel Serwer
Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

For more information or to RSVP on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/707673629353820/

 

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Feb
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

PS21 Book Event

Speaker: 

Srdja Popovic
Author of Blueprint for Revolution
Executive Director of CANVAS

Introduction by Peter Apps

In conversation with Jack Goldstone

More information and tickets here: http://projects21.com/2015/02/01/dc-discussion-leaderless-revolutions-and-their-challengers-with-srdja-popovic/

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