Shaazka Beyerle
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Shaazka Beyerle liked James M Dorsey's blog post The Middle East: Who says popular quest for change has been quelled?
Sep 7, 2015
Shaazka Beyerle replied to David Alpher's discussion Event in DC at the Stimson Center, Supporting transitions towards sustainable peace and security through community policing
"Hello David. I had RSVP'd to come to the event, but some unexpected home repairs are under way and they are not completed. I'm stuck and won't be able to attend. I'm sorry to miss it. "
May 15, 2014
Shaazka Beyerle liked Devika Mittal's blog post We want peace: Condemnation of the protest against Pakistani Band in Mumbai
Feb 5, 2014
Shaazka Beyerle is attending Laurie Segel-Moss's event

Film Screening of Two Sided Story at Abramson Family Founders Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

October 1, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Sep 4, 2013
Shaazka Beyerle liked Edward Girardet's blog post An Alternative Journalism: Re-engaging with one's readers with quality content
Mar 21, 2013
Shaazka Beyerle replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"There have been peace caravans - nonviolent mobilizations - in Colombia. The New Tactics in Human Rights website might have info:"
Mar 15, 2013
Shaazka Beyerle liked Craig Zelizer's video
Jul 30, 2012
Shaazka Beyerle replied to Manisha Pathak-Shelat's discussion My research on women as digital and global citizens
"Hello Manisha: Based on your thesis description, the dynamic young women who founded a transnational digitally based human rights organization - Breakthrough - would be excellent people to interview. Here's the link to their…"
Jul 13, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Shaazka Beyerle is an educator and researcher on people power and civic action, and a Senior Advisor with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. She has published articles/op-eds on nonviolent strategies and methods, the Middle East, foreign affairs, culture, literature, nonfiction, and art in: Al Hayat/Dar Al Hayat;; Daily Star (Lebanon);; European Affairs; Europe Magazine; Foreign Policy; Georgetown Journal of International Affairs; The Independent; International Herald Tribune;;; and the Washington Times. She was previously a writer, with expertise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Until 2004, she covered the Middle East and Southern Africa for WorldView Magazine (National Peace Corps Association). She teaches and speaks about civic empowerment and strategic nonviolent action at international workshops, seminars and conferences around the world.

Ms. Beyerle lived in Jerusalem from 1997-2000. While overseas, she consulted twice with the Bethlehem 2000 Project. She was also the International Press Manager for the Jerusalem Film Festival (2000). Prior to moving to the Middle East, Ms. Beyerle was the founding Vice President of The European Institute in Washington, DC. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from George Washington University, a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East
Southern Africa
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Realms of interest include: civic action to fight corruption; nonviolent struggle in the Arab and Muslim worlds, the roles of youth and women for movements/campaigns for human rights and justice
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Anti-Corruption, Civil Society, Democratization, Gender, Human Rights, Media, Rule of Law, Transparency
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Citizen empowerment and civic action to curb corruption and win accountability and right.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Beyerle, Shaazka, "Resisting corruption: recent progress in Indonesia and Kenya,", November 19, 2010

Beyerle, Shaazka. "Iran's leaders fear their own people most." Daily Star (Lebanon), July 3, 2009.

Beyerle, Shaazka. "Courage, Creativity and Capacity in Iran: Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Gender Equality," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Summer/Fall 2008.

Beyerle, Shaazka and Cynthia Boaz. "The Power of Nonviolent Action." International Herald Tribune, October 18, 2007.

Beyerle, Shaazka. “Turkey to Pakistan: Civic Action for Change.”, April 3, 2007.

Beyerle, Shaazka and Stephen Zunes. “Mobilizing Civic Action to End Corruption.” Paper for 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Guatemala City, November 2006.

Shaazka Beyerle's Blog


Posted on June 12, 2012 at 5:01am 0 Comments

Dr. Brian Martin - an international authority on whistle-blowing, scholar of nonviolent action, Vice President of Whistleblowers Australia, and U of Wollongong professor - has just published a new manual on the Backfire Model. It's a practical handbook for being more effective whenever you face a powerful, dangerous opponent. You can download it for free here:

On the back of the manual he writes:…


Leaked doc oncocoa trade corruption: is it online anywhere?

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 3:57am 0 Comments

Does anyone know anything more about the leaked report on Cote d’Ivoire
cocoa trade corruption in the Pambazuka story posted a few days
ago, and the fate of the arrested journalists in Cote d’Ivoire? If so,
please send me a message.

CALL FOR CASES: Research project on citizen participation and nonviolent civic action to fight corruption

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:00am 15 Comments

Do you know about cases in which citizens have taken part in organized civic action campaigns to fight corruption? I am conducting a 12-month research project to document, analyze, and distill general lessons learned and good practices from civic action campaigns and movements to fight corruption. Please contact me if you:

--Know about possible initiatives, campaigns or movements addressing corruption that included the mobilization of citizens and/or nonviolent civic…

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At 11:59am on May 31, 2012, Sedi Minachi said…

Hi Shaazka. Are you still a member of PCDN?

At 2:54pm on October 24, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…

Thanks for your kind feedback and truly appreciate the work of ICNC.

At 7:42pm on October 23, 2011, Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW said…

Thank you for writing to me.  Keep up the good work.  

At 5:01am on January 3, 2010, Shaazka Beyerle said…
Thank you Fernanda. It's very moving and I posted it to friends as well. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling New Year.
At 6:53am on December 19, 2009, Fernanda P. Amaral said…
Hi Shaazka, well I found a clip with images about Dictatorial Time here in Brazil,when students were beaten. maybe it's not really the point of your work, but this images make me think about Honduras... so, here is the link:

At 10:34pm on December 4, 2009, Ana Maria Saldarriaga said…
Inside the ma Community, I dont know.
But there is a former major of Bogota that worked on that a lot. Antanas Mokus.
I guess he will help.

At 10:50am on December 3, 2009, Fiona Mati said…
Hi Shaazka,

I volunteer for the Partnership for Change. If you write to then someone (maybe me if I'm in) can respond to your queries.
At 7:03am on December 3, 2009, Fernanda P. Amaral said…
I'm almost sleeping but I remember one more in Argentina. They are mothers of people that died on the dictatorial time in Argentina or the children that were adopted by militarisms . They are still fighting for justice, and fighting to find their children... here are:
I'm sorry is in Spanish!!!

This another is about the grandmothers of those people died... (has option to English on the page)

Whish you best
At 3:39am on December 3, 2009, Fernanda P. Amaral said…
Dear Shaazka, I'm sorry. I'm a little late, I know. Well, I'm working at Women For a Change International Foundation and we have an international campaign being done, so...please, sorry!
I have ask my friend about some references for your study and we here in Brazil.
As soon as I can find some articles and another, I'll sent it to you. Can you read articles in Spanish? If not, I search just in English, don't worry, friend.

Wish you best,
At 5:02pm on December 2, 2009, Plante Kibadhi Mbuka said…
i will like to share the experience with you , right now i a m getiing the registration to university of intenatuonal school of the peace and conflict resolution, in 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
i hpe that i am goign to succed because i want ot help people by being specialist, i am allready in contact with departement , and i am requiering the scholarship from them to go there for this school.

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