Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Conscientious Objector InformationSwarthmore College has assembled an extensive database of conscientious objector resources. Included in this resource list are:

United Nations Online Peace Course

This is an online course taught by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with Nonviolent Peaceforce. Students wishing to take this course for college credit would enroll in the course through Merrimack College.

Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) is the practice of civilians protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict, imminent violence, and post-crisis situations. It involves expatriate civilians protecting national civilians, national civilians protecting each other, and even national civilians protecting expatriate civilians. The practice of UCP is nonviolent and nonpartisan. Protection is provided on invitation from local actors. It supports local actors as they work to address the roots and consequences of violent conflict. This practice is grounded in international law, in the principle of civilian immunity in war, and in the protection afforded by international conventions. This course aims to make a contribution to the common objectives of protecting civilians and keeping peace. More specifically, this course provides an introduction to the foundations of UCP, its principles, methods and required skills, as well as offers an overview of UCP in practice.

Complete information about the course is available on Merrimack's website. Feel free to email Merrimack's Office of Professional Studies with any questions.

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

198 Methods of Nonviolent ResistanceFar too often people struggling for democratic rights and justice are not aware of the full range of methods of nonviolent action. Wise strategy, attention to the dynamics of nonviolent struggle, and careful selection of methods can increase a group’s chances of success. Gene Sharp researched and catalogued these 198 methods and provided a rich selection of historical examples in his seminal work, The Politics of Nonviolent Action (3 Vols.) Boston: Porter Sargent, 1973.

Attached here is a printable PDF version of the 198 methods.

Albert Einstein Institute

Boston Area Research Initiative - Northeastern University

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) is an interuniversity partnership that pursues original urban research on the cutting edge of scholarship and public policy, with an emphasis on opportunities created by novel digital data. BARI's annually updated econometrics use administrative data to describe the neighborhoods of Boston. Its projects involve urban sustainability, "seeing" neighborhoods through "big" data, school choice, urban mobility, and much more. Browse their website to access all their research, or signup for their mailing list to get updates. 

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