Tuesday, April 24th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
60 Washington Square South
Kimmel Center, Room 406
Srdja Popovic is an unlikely revolutionary. Before he turned 30, he helped mastermind the ouster of Slobodan Milosevic, using street theater and pranks to sweep tens of thousands of Serbs and end the dictator’s rule. Then, following a short and unhappy career in politics, he formed the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies, with the aim of teaching activists the world over how to coordinate non-violent campaigns against oppressive governments. Now, less than a decade into its founding, Popovic and CANVAS have helped bring about democratic uprisings in Georgia, Egypt, the Maldives, the Ukraine, and elsewhere.
Popovic will join visiting assistant professor Liel Leibovitz for a conversation on digital media, democratic revolutions, the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and other relevant topics. Please feel free to join. For more on Popovic, read this recent profile in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/the-revolutionist/8881/.