The daylong event includes sessions on diverse issues—from nonviolent activism to rebel science; from judicial reform to social justice.
Congratulations to winners Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Professor Marc Edwards
There has been speculation about the winner and finalists in online forums, global news outlets, and social media.
Learn more about our Defiance event
Former prosecutor Adam Foss in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Speakers from varied fields—activism, politics, law, health, religion, media, tech, and more—all focused on responsible disobedience.
Marshall Ganz in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
On July 21, 2017 we will announce the winner and finalists of the Media Lab's Disobedience Award.
Calling on you to help track down those who challenge norms or laws for the good of society.
Jamila Raqib in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Media Lab Director Joi Ito on how the award came to be:“You don’t change the world by doing what you’re told. The American civil rights m...
The power of nonviolent action is built on people's strength and capacity.