What is ICNC Universal E-Classroom The Universal E-classroom has been created from the content that ICNC, together with its academic collaborators, developed for a number of academic seminars that ICNC conducted in various institutions around the world since 2009. This new resource in the civil resistance scholarship is an accessible online platform that can help advance teaching, curriculum development and research on civil resistance among scholars, educators and students. The content of the Universal E-classroom is still being modified and expanded and its resources will be incrementally updated in the coming weeks and months.
ICNC's Academic Webinars are a series of talks and visual presentations on critical ideas, cases, and questions related to civil resistance and nonviolent movements. They are intended for general learners, students, and interested professionals.
These hour-long webinars are offered bi-weekly, typically on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm EST. Scholars deliver 30-40 minute powerpoint presentations, which is followed by a 20-30 minute question and answer period. Preliminary readings may also be recommended prior to the presentation and will be sent in advance to those who register for the webinar.
The Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict (FSI) is the only executive education program in the advanced, interdisciplinary study of nonviolent conflict, taught by leading scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities from related fields.
Organized in conjunction with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, the oldest exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, the program offers a certificate in the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict that draws upon its multi-disciplinary approach to global affairs.
"Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Conflict" is a professional level course developed by ICNC and presented under the auspices of the United States Institute of Peace.
This course is designed to provide an in-depth and multi-disciplinary perspective on civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.
As part of its education mission, ICNC is organizing two-day academic workshops for college and university instructors, faculty members and doctoral students on teaching and studying the subject of civil resistance.
ICNC has launched a special curriculum support program to promote development of seminars on civil resistance in international academic institutions, preferably in recently established democracies and developing countries. ICNC is looking for scholars interested in studying, researching and teaching civil resistance, its tactical effects and strategic impact on the problems it strives to address, and its long-term influence on rights, institutions, culture and civil society.