Aug 31, 2016
Jamila Raqib serves as the Executive Director of the Albert
Einstein Institution and as a Research Affiliate at the Center for
International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT). She holds a degree in management from Simmons College.
She describes the work of the Institute.
The Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Gene Sharp in 1983 to advance 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.
The Institution has been responsible for the translation and dissemination of some of the most influential texts on nonviolent action. Many of these works have been studied among resistance movements worldwide.