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Wellesley Globalist Presents: Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institute

Jamila Raqib Event

The Wellesley Globalist, Wellesley College Department of Political Science and Department of Peace & Justice present: Jamila Raqib
Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institute and Assistant to Dr. Gene Sharp, the genius and forefront scholar on non-violent resistance & accredited for the strategy behind the toppling of the Egyptian Government.

The event is on Tuesday April 23.2013 at 4:15. The event is open for all and hosted at Wellesley College Pendleton East, lecture room 239.

About Jamila Raqib

“Jamila Raqib serves as the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution in Boston, MA.  She works closely with Dr. Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar on strategic nonviolent struggle.

Jamila joined the Albert Einstein Institution in 2002, focusing on the promotion and distribution of writings, including in translated form, on the technique of nonviolent struggle and its potential in acute conflicts worldwide.  Her work involved consulting with translators to develop terminology for accurate dissemination of understanding about strategic nonviolent struggle in numerous languages.

Since 2005, she has served as the Institution’s Executive Director, responding to inquiries from individuals and groups around the world, facilitating access to material through online and print dissemination, providing editorial assistance to Dr. Sharp, coordinating numerous publication agreements with international publishers, and speaking with members of the domestic and international media about the importance of tools and resources on nonviolent struggle for social and political movements.  More recently, she has represented the Institution at a number of domestic and international events on a host of issues related to its programs, research and policy studies, educational initiatives, and fundraising.

In 2009, she collaborated with Dr. Sharp to create a new curriculum titled Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression.  The publication is intended to provide in-depth understanding of nonviolent struggle to individuals in order to enable them to develop effective strategies for their struggles.  Since its publication, it has been translated into Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Italian.

In 2011, she contributed a chapter on the Tunisian revolution to Dr. Sharp’s newest book, Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflict.

In addition to her study and experience in the field of nonviolent struggle, Jamila’s background, interests, and expertise are focused on Central Asia, and specifically, Afghanistan.  She speaks Pashto, as well as some Dari.” (democracyintheamericas.org)

About the Albert Einstein Institute

http://www.aeinstein.org/organizationsa4f8.html

“Founded in 1983 by Dr. Gene Sharp, The Albert Einstein Institution is dedicated to advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. It is committed to the defense of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence through the use of nonviolent action.”

Mission:

“The mission of the Albert Einstein Institution is to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action in conflict.

The Institution is committed to:

• defending democratic freedoms and institutions
• opposing oppression, dictatorship, and genocide, and
• reducing reliance on violence as an instrument of policy.

This mission is pursued in three ways, by:

• encouraging research and policy studies on the methods of nonviolent action and their past use in diverse conflicts
• sharing the results of this research with the public through publications, conferences, and the media, and
• consulting with groups in conflict about the strategic potential of nonviolent action.”

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