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The Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world.
We are committed to the defense of freedom, democracy, and the reduction of political violence through the use of nonviolent action.
Our goals are to understand the dynamics of nonviolent action in conflicts, to explore its policy potential, and to communicate this through print and other media, translations, conferences, consultations, and workshops.
You are invited to read the Albert Einstein Institution's 2012 newsletter and annual appeal (December 2012). Your support is crucial!
September 27, 2012: Gene Sharp shares the 2012 Right Livelihood Award.
ON THIS SITE...
New: Sharp's Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflicts
now available for pre-order, direct from the publisher,
Oxford University Press
or from a number of online booksellers
Click here to order Albert Einstein Institution books on nonviolent action.
Click here to order "How to Start a Revolution" (a film about Gene Sharp and AEI) on DVD.
This website also offers many publications for free download:
From Dictatorship to
by Gene Sharp
Available for download in 27 languages
by Gene Sharp, with the assistance of Jamila Raqib
by Robert Helvey
There Are Realistic
by Gene Sharp
in English, Arabic, Azeri, French, and Hebrew
Further publications on nonviolent action
Introductions to nonviolent
: Eastern Europe
, Latin America
, more198 Methods of
Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, French, Dutch,
Farsi, Italian, Azeri, Kyrgyz, Japanese, many more.
Video and Audio
- "The Godfather of Nonviolent Resistance?" A radio interview by Robin Young, WBUR
- Civilian-Based Defense: a lecture by Gene Sharp
- Trailer for a Documentary on Gene Sharp
- The Power and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle
- Principled Non-Violence: Options for Action - (offsite link)
- "What Would Gandhi Do?" A radio interview by Tom Ashbrook, WBUR
Albert Einstein Institution in the News (Off-site links)
Worcester Telegram (Massachusetts) - "The invention of peacemaking," by Michael True, March 26, 2013.
Good News Magazine - "Gene Sharp: The father of nonviolent revolution" by Anna Åhlund, March 11, 2013.
The New Statesman - "Gene Sharp: The Machiavelli of non-violence," by John-Paul Flintoff, January 3, 2013.
Interview with Gene Sharp, by Kazumoto Ohno, December, 2012 (in Japanese).
Mainichi Newspapers "武器よりも戦略 - 混迷シリア打開のカギ" ("A weapon of strategy"), by Kazuhiko Kusano, November 1, 2012 (in Japanese).
Ode Magazine - "Giving Peace a Chance," by Mira Zeehandelaar, October 9, 2012.
The Progressive - "Nonviolence Strategist Gets Deserved Recognition," by Amitabh Pal, September 27, 2012.
Deutsche Welle - "Alternative Nobel Winner says non-violence works," by Louisa Schaefer, September 27, 2012 (in English).
The New York Times - "The Quiet American," by Janine Di Giovanni, September 3, 2012.
Interview of Gene Sharp by Jake Shannon, August 8, 2012.
La Repubblica (Italy) - "Non basta cacciare il regime senza un vero cambiamento" ("It's not enough to oust the regime without really changing it") by Angelo Aquaro, July 31, 2012 (in Italian).
CNN - "Gene Sharp: A dictator's worst nightmare" by Mairi Mackay, June 24, 2012.
La non-violence à l’épreuve syrienne by Catherine Frammery, March 15, 2012 (in French).
Izvestia (Russia) - Владислав Сурков: «Система уже изменилась» ("Vladislav Surkov: 'The system has changed'") by Yelena Shishkunova, December 22, 2011 (in Russian).
Al Jazeera English - "Q&A: Gene Sharp", December 6, 2011.
Waging Nonviolence - "Choices for defecting Syrian soldiers" by Gene Sharp, December 1, 2011.
Foreign Policy Magazine - Gene Sharp (AEI Senior Scholar) and Srđa Popović named to FP's 2011 Global Thinker's List, December, 2011.
The Hindu - "Philosophy of the Mahatma" by Murali N. Krishnaswamy, October 3, 2011.
The Christian Science Monitor - "Why dictators now face civilian revolt, from Syria to Swaziland" by Scott Baldauf, September 30, 2011.
Huffington Post - "What Does Democracy Look Like?" by Azeem Ibrahmi, September 22, 2011.
The Daily Monitor (Uganda) by John K. Abimanyi, September 26, 2011.
The Daily Monitor (Uganda) by Mwaura Samora, September 10, 2011.
Madagascar Tribune - "Coups d’État, élections et sauveurs étrangers" (excerpt of FDTD), July 31, 2011.
Articles by Nakami Mari: 2007 and 2009 (in Japanese).
Der Standard (Austria) - "'Den Kampf verstehen, um ihn zu führen'" ("'Understand the struggle, in order to lead it'") by Andreas Hackl, July 4, 2011 (in German).
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