Harvard Kennedy School faculty member Erica Chenoweth talks about her groundbreaking empirical research on the long-term value of civil resistance. She has found that people are more likely to get what they want using civil resistance than armed insurrection.

How narrative drives movements

Senior Lecturer Marshall Ganz, a veteran grassroots organizer, describes the essential role of storytelling in leadership and organizing. He explains how skilled campaigners leverage the public narrative to their advantage by appealing first to the heart, and then the mind, citing recent examples on both sides of the aisle.

From Robinson to Kaepernick: The Evolution of Athlete Activism

 For Eric Leslie MC/MPA 2014, “get out the vote” is more than just a slogan: it’s a cornerstone of civic engagement and a key part of the work of his organization, Union Capital Boston (UCB).