April 12-13, 2013

On April 12, 2013, Dartmouth College hosted the talk by Dr. Maciej Bartkowski on Recovering Nonviolent History. The Force of Civil Resistance in Struggles Against Oppression. Professor Ronald Edsforth from History Department introduced Dr. Bartkowski. Close to 30 people attended the presentation despite late hour, Friday as well as snowstorm. The ensuing discussion was lively and engaging. The questions centered on the role and impact of civil resistance in independence struggles, other examples of resistance against foreign domination such as the Czechoslovakians' civil resistance against the invasion of their country by the Soviet Union and its satellites in 1968 and the role of media in suppressing or distorting the stories about nonviolent actions.