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Peace Studies Lecture - George Lakey

3/30/17 7:00pm to 8:30pm
218 (Auditorium)

Peace Studies Lecture - George Lakey

"Beyond Protest: Mobilizing Social Power Through the Nonviolent Campaign"

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George Lakey is an activist, sociologist, and writer who was named by the National Peace and Justice Studies Association as "Peace Educator of the Year” in 2010.  His writing and workshops teach how to increase the effectiveness of nonviolent social movements. He studied at Cheyney University in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the University of Oslo, Norway and the University of Pennsylvania.  Lakey has taught at the Martin Luther King, Jr., School of Social Change, a division of Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA, and in peace studies programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Temple University, and Swarthmore College. He has written and co-authored a number of books on nonviolent action, training, education, and leadership, and his most recent book is Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right and How We Can, Too, published in 2016.  He currently writes for the “Waging Nonviolence” website as a featured columnist for the “Living Revolution” column since 2010. With his students, he created the Global Nonviolent Action Database, which includes over 1000 researched cases from nearly 200 countries with a focus on campaigns that used nonviolent direct action: