Dr. Maciej Bartkowski
Senior Director, Education and Research
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Dr. Victoria Tin-Bor Hui
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Notre Dame University
Does the use of civil resistance create long-lasting effects on civil society and political life? Does participation in broad-based nonviolent movements instill democratic values, which make democracy more sustainable after a transition? These and other questions help explore what kind of social capital may be created by nonviolent movements, using the case of the Polish Solidarity movement in communist Poland and its residual effect on the Polish society and politics in the immediate and long term perspectives following the 1989 changes.