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Dr. Maciej Bartkowski is a civil resistance expert, a senior advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and a lecturer at the Krieger School of Arts and Science, Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches strategic nonviolent resistance against dictatorships. Dr. Bartkowski is also a series editor of numerous ICNC publications concerning civil resistance and an editor and contributor to the ICNC Minds of the Movement blog. Dr. Bartkowski speaks on strategic nonviolent conflict, and civil resistance at various academic and policy forums around the world. He taught courses on civil resistance at different universities in the United States and abroad, including Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, George Mason University, United Nations Peace University in Costa Rica, Central European University in Budapest, Collegium Civitas in Poland, among others. Dr. Bartkowski is a book editor of Recovering Nonviolent History. Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles and Nation-Making published by Lynne Rienner in 2013.

His selected authored and co-authored publications include:

  • “Civil Resistance.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Ed. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, co-authored with Hardy Merriman.
  • “Myopia of the Syrian Struggle and Key Lessons,” in Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? Atlantic Council (2015), co-authored with Julia Taleb.
  • “Nonviolent Revolutions, Struggles for Political Recognition and Democratic Transition,” in Hallward and Norma, Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Context, Polity Press (2015).
  • Nonviolent Civilian Defense to Counter Russian Hybrid Warfare, Critical Policy Issue Study, Johns Hopkins Krieger School (2015). Review by Dr. Brian Martin.
  • The Case for Civil Resistance to Russia’s Populace-Centric Warfare, Free Russia Foundation (2018)

His articles on civil resistance appeared in HuffingtonPost, Foreign Policy, Atlantic Council, War on the Rocks, openDemocracy, The Hill, Political Violence at Glance and other media outlets. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest, and speaks fluent English, Polish and Russian.

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