Maciej Bartkowski, Adjunct Faculty

Maciej Bartkowski, Ph.D., is a writer and researcher of civil resistance or strategic nonviolent conflict. His articles on this subject appeared in HuffingtonPost, Foreign Policy, Atlantic Council, War on the Rocks, openDemocracy, The Hill and other media outlets. Dr. Bartkowski is a book editor of Rediscovering Nonviolent History. Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles and Nation-Making published by Lynne Rienner in 2013. He has recently authored and co-authored chapters on Myopia of the Syrian Struggle and Key Lessons for the Atlantic Council’s publication, Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? (2015) and Nonviolent Revolutions, Struggles for Political Recognition and Democratic Transition for the edited volume, Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Context by Polity Press (2015). Dr. Bartkowski is also the author of the Critical Policy Issue Study Nonviolent Civilian Defense to Counter Russian Hybrid Warfare, published by Johns Hopkins Krieger School (March 2015).

Dr. Bartkowski lectured and spoke about strategic nonviolent conflict, and civil resistance movements at various academic and policy forums around the world, among others, Council of Europe, Community of Democracies, Amsterdam University, University of Basque Country, Central European University in Budapest, Cambridge University, Rosario University in Colombia, Hong Kong University, Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia, Collegium Civitas and Warsaw University in Poland, Cairo University, United Nations Peace University in Costa Rica, Peace Research Institute Oslo in Norway, Uppsala University in Sweden, Fletcher Summer Institute at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

He has taught at George Mason University, Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York, the Open Society Institute, Adelphi University, Academy of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and Johns Hopkins University. He has also done research at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and was a European Union observer for the Lebanese parliamentary elections in 2005 and the OSCE election supervisor in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997.

He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest, completed his undergraduate work at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

To learn more about Recovering Nonviolent History visit the book website or its Twitter page or Facebook page. To view recent publications by Dr. Bartkowski visit his blogsite. To follow and connect with Dr. Bartkowski visit him on Twitter at @macbartkowski or contact him at

Maciej Bartkowski