Hardy Merriman is Vice President and Director of Content Development at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).  For the last decade his work has focused on how grassroots nonviolent movements around the world can successfully fight for rights, freedom, and justice.  He lectures widely to scholars, practitioners, and members of civil society.

Mr. Merriman has contributed to the books Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential (2005) by Gene Sharp and Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East (2010) by Maria Stephan (ed.).  He has also written about the role of nonviolent action in countering terrorism and co-authored A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle, a training curriculum for activists.  For a full publication list, click here.  Prior to his eight years working with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, he worked for three years with Dr. Gene Sharp at the Albert Einstein Institution.

Mr. Merriman has worked with activists from around the world and is also Institute Director for the James Lawson Institute, an eight-day intensive program for North American organizers and activists.  His work with academics and members of civil society includes presenting on diverse topics related to nonviolent civil resistance at venues such as the Australian Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Queensland), Cambridge University (UK), the Center for Victims of Torture (Minneapolis, Minnesota), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), Harvard University, Middlebury College, Monterey Institute for International Studies, Oberlin College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, the United States Institute of Peace, Wesleyan University, and many other venues.  He is a graduate of Oberlin College.

He is also an advisor to the Digital Activism Research Project and on the board of advisors of the War Prevention Initiative.

You can learn more about his work at http://hardymerriman.com.