Jason MacLeod is an educator, organiser and researcher. He currently teaches civil resistance at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney where he is a visiting scholar. He has previously held teaching and/or research positions at The University of Queensland, Sydney University, University of New England, Christian Heritage College and Monash University. His research interests include nonviolent struggles for self-determination, conflict transformation, social movements, community development, community organising, popular education, and politics in Indonesia, West Papua and the Pacific. He is the author of Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in West Papua, What Would it Take? (forthcoming), and editor of the People Power Manual, a series of six training and education guides, with Dr James Whelan. Jason is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Resistance Studies and at the invitation of, and in close cooperation with, local people in conflict settings, coordinates a civil resistance training and education for people in non-democracies. He lives on Jagera and Turrbal land in Brisbane, Australia.