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?

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