Dr. Maciej Bartkowski is Senior Director for Education & Research at ICNC where he works on academic programs for students, faculty, and professionals, curricular development, and global academic and educational outreach and research in the growing field of civil resistance studies.
He has taught short seminars or spoke about strategic nonviolent conflict, movement's mobilization, nonviolent actions, civil resistance and democratization at various academic institutions around the world, including Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Amsterdam University, University of Basque Country and Deusto University in Bilbao, Central European University in Budapest, Cambridge University, Rosario University in Bogota, SAIS program in Bologna, Honk Kong University, Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia, Collegium Civitas in Poland, Cairo University in Egypt, United Nations Peace University in Costa Rica. Dr. Bartkowski also speaks about civil resistance at different policy forums that in the past included Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Wilton Park in UK, Community of Democracies meeting in Santiago, Chile. He conducts research and writes on nonviolent movements and strategic nonviolent conflict. His co-authored articles on civil resistance include, among others, A Human Right to Resist; Egypt: How to Negotiate the Transition. Lessons from Poland and China; Civil resistance and armed rebellion in Syria (part I); Aborting the Syrian revolution and four fatal beliefs (part II); Ukraine explained: A nonviolent victory; Challenging annexation: in Crimea, the referendum that wasn't; How to beat Russian occupation with flash mobs; Die Maidan-Revolution in der Ukraine: Gewaltloser Widerstand gewaltgeladener Situation.
Dr. Bartkowski is the book editor of Rediscovering Nonviolent History. Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles and Nation-Making published by Lynne Rienner in 2013 that highlights relatively unknown stories of nonviolent resistance as part of the national struggles for self-rule and independence. He has two forthcoming chapters, "Nonviolent Revolutions, Struggles for Political Recognition and Democratic Transition” in Hallward and Norman, Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Context, Polity Press, 2014 and (coauthored) "Myopia of the Syrian Struggle: Key Lessons" in Future of Authoritarianism, Atlantic Council, 2014.
Dr. Bartkowski taught at George Mason University and holds the position of an adjunct faculty at Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches courses on strategic nonviolent resistance.
He has also done research at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a traineeship at the European Parliament, was an European Union observer of the Lebanese parliamentary elections in 2005 and the OSCE election supervisor in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest, completed his undergraduate work at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and speaks fluent English, Polish and Russian, as well as some Ukrainian and German.
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