'A different kind of weapon?': Nonviolent action and the protection of civilians in violent conflict

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Even amid the most egregious violence, people find ways to protect themselves and their communities using nonviolent strategies. This presentation considers the use of one such strategy, unarmed civilian protection, exploring how the practice leverages distinctive and relational forms of power to prevent and protect civilians against violence.

This seminar is Felicity's final presentation of her doctoral candidature.

About the speaker

Felicity Gray is a PhD Scholar at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. Her current project examines the uses of nonviolent action for the protection of civilians in violent conflict. In addition to her research work, Felicity draws on practical experiences of humanitarian and violence prevention work in South Sudan, the United States, and most recently, Ukraine.

This seminar presentation will be online-only for external audiences.

ANU staff and students can attend in-person in the RegNet Level 2 Teaching Room, Room 2.10, 8 Fellows Rd (maximum capacity of 12 persons only).

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Image credit: Closeup image of artwork commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Twickenham, UK by Andy Scott from Wikimedia, (CC BY-SA 4.0)