Portrait of Hardy Merriman

I am an independent consultant in field of civil resistance. For over 19 years I have focused on popular nonviolent movements using a range of tactics—such as strikes, boycotts, protests, and acts of noncooperation—to advance human rights, freedom, and justice around the world.

A growing body of research finds that these movements are one of the most powerful drivers of democratic change over the last century. I present, write, research, and develop programs that advance education, advocacy, and practice in this field.

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I also am a frequent public speaker and presenter.