I was an independent contractor in the field of civil resistance from 2007-2012, and this section of my website is a legacy from that time period and therefore is no longer current.  As an independent contractor, I offered services (such as those listed below) to a variety of constituencies.  I still offer many of these services, but now through the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.


I offer the following services to journalists and members of the media:

  • Presentations and consultations about considerations in covering civil resistance movements around the world.  For example, how can journalists better identify the emergence of civil resistance movements, critically analyze such movements, and assess movement outcomes?


Selected past presentation and guest lecturing venues*:

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies annual conference (2009)
American University
Amherst College
Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Queensland University
Cambridge University (England)
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney (Australia)
Center for Victims of Torture, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Central Connecticut State University (2010-2014)
Central European University
Colorado College
Community of Democracies
Dartmouth College
European Humanities University (Lithuania)
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) (Ecuador)
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2006-2016)
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George Mason University
Georgetown University (2013, 2015, 2018)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Golden West College
Harvard University (2011, 2013, 2017)
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International Peace Research Association Annual Conference (2006)
International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education (2011, 2014, 2015)
The James Lawson Institute
James Madison University
Kadir Has University (Turkey)
Middlebury College
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Monterey Institute for International Studies
New York University
Oberlin College (2007, 2012)
Peace Research Institute of Oslo (Norway)
Portland State University
School for Authentic Journalism (Mexico)
Sonoma State University
Stanford University (2010, 2011, 2015)
Swarthmore College
United States Institute of Peace
University of Amsterdam
University of Basque Country (Spain)
University of Chicago
University of Denver (2016, 2017)
University of Deusto (Spain)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
University of San Francisco
University of Sarajevo (Bosnia)
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
University of Toronto
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) (2010, 2017)
Wesleyan University

* Note: Videos of some of these presentations are available for viewing here.