Jamila Raqib

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Jamila Raqib is the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution, which promotes the study and strategic use of nonviolent action worldwide. Since 2002, she has worked closely with Gene Sharp, the world’s foremost scholar on strategic nonviolent action. Together, they developed a curriculum, called Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression. The publication is intended to provide in-depth guidance for planning a nonviolent struggle.

Jamila represents the Albert Einstein Institution at domestic and international forums, such as the Oslo Freedom Forum and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Her work centers on presenting a pragmatic approach to nonviolent action to activists, human rights organizations, academics, and governments, and to individuals and groups seeking to achieve diverse goals such as opposing dictatorship, combatting corruption, attaining political rights, economic justice, environmental protection, and women’s empowerment.

She holds a BA in management from Simmons College in Boston, MA, and is a research af… View full description

Research Affiliate

Jamila Raqib is the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution, which promotes the study and strategic use of nonviolent action worldwide. Since 2002, she has worked closely with Gene Sharp, the world’s foremost scholar on strategic nonviolent action. Together, they developed a curriculum, called Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression. The publication is intended to provide in-depth guidance for planning a nonviolent struggle.

Jamila represents the Albert Einstein Institution at domestic and international forums, such as the Oslo Freedom Forum and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Her work centers on presenting a pragmatic approach to nonviolent action to activists, human rights organizations, academics, and governments, and to individuals and groups seeking to achieve diverse goals such as opposing dictatorship, combatting corruption, attaining political rights, economic justice, environmental protection, and women’s empowerment.

She holds a BA in management from Simmons College in Boston, MA, and is a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab, where she is exploring how innovations in technology and education, among other fields, can contribute to greater effectiveness in nonviolent struggle.