Mission Statement

The mission of the Albert Einstein Institution is to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action in conflict.

The Institution is committed to:

·  defending democratic freedoms and institutions;

· opposing oppression, dictatorship, and genocide; and

· reducing the reliance on violence as an instrument of policy.

This mission is pursued in three ways, by:

· encouraging research and policy studies on the methods of nonviolent action and their past use in diverse conflicts;

· sharing the results of this research with the public through publications, conferences, and the media; and

· consulting with groups in conflict about the strategic potential of nonviolent action.

From Dictatorship to Democracy

“The degree of liberty or tyranny in any government is in large degree a reflection of the relative determination of the subjects to be free and their willingness and ability to resist efforts to enslave them.”