Hardy Merriman






International Center on Nonviolent Conflict


Hardy Merriman is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). His work focuses on how grassroots civil resistance movements around the world struggle for rights, freedom, and justice. He presents widely to scholars, practitioners, and members of civil society. In spring 2016 he was also an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University). He has contributed to the books Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? (2015) by Mathew Burrows and Maria Stephan (eds.), Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East (2010) by Maria Stephan (ed.), Nonviolence: An Alternative for Countering Global Terror(ism), by Ralph Summy and Senthil Ram (eds.) and Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential (2005) by Gene Sharp. He also co-authored A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle, a training curriculum for activists.