What Impact Do Nonviolent Civil Society Movements Have in Violent Conflict Zones? | Dr. Christian Parenti


Dr. Christian Parenti (City University of New York)

Dr. Parenti, journalist, author, and professor discusses the impact of nonviolent civil society movements working through violent conflict and repression, and draws on the historical and present-day example of Latin America first- and second-wave social movements. Such nonviolent civil society social movements, he says, contribute to the building of progressive politics where militarized movements fail. Dr. Christian Parenti is Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. His teaching and research focuses on social justice, environmental justice, globalization, climate change and climate justice, sustainable energy, American economic and environmental history, and political violence. He has reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, and various parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America for The Nation, Fortune, The London Review Books, The New York Times, and other publications.

This video interview was conducted at the 2012 Peace and Justice Studies Association conference at Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Original source: PeaceVoiceTV (2013)

Interviewer: Tom Hastings Editor: Erin Niemela