Erica Chenoweth, associate professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and associate senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, came to Colgate on October 3 to deliver the fifth annual Schaehrer Memorial Lecture. The event was hosted by the university’s Peace and Conflict Studies program.
Chenoweth took to the podium in Love Auditorium to discuss Why Civil Resistance Works: Unarmed Struggle in the Past and Future. The topic stemmed from her award-winning book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, co-authored with the U.S. State Department’s Maria Stephan.
Before Chenoweth addressed her full audience, she sat down with President Jeffrey Herbst for a wide-ranging conversation on her research. They crossed the map from North Africa to South Asia, reflecting on the nature of nonviolent resistance and data that show how peaceful struggle for freedom proves more successful in the long term than violent revolution.