Awardee: President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives
Date: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Description: The first democratically elected President of the Republic of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, receives the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Action, recognizing his leadership during many years of the nonviolent opposition to dictatorship in his country, his courage in the face of an armed coup earlier this year which forced him from power, and his renewed nonviolent action on behalf of restoring genuine democracy in his country. The Lawson Award event takes place annually at The Fletcher School at Tufts University during the Fletcher Summer Institute.
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