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Shaazka Beyerle

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Shaazka Beyerle is a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a Senior Advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. She was a 2016 Visiting Professor at the University for Peace (Costa Rica), and is currently the Lead Researcher for a Nordic Trust Fund for Human Rights-World Bank project entitled, “Citizen Participation is a Human Right: A Human Rights-Based Approach to the World Bank’s Citizen Engagement Mandate.” She’s the author of Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice (Lynne Rienner 2014), and Freedom from Corruption: A Curriculum for People Power Movements, Campaigns and Civic Initiatives (2015). She has contributed chapters in: Challenges of Democracy in the European Union and Its Neighbors (Johns Hopkins 2016); “Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?” (Atlantic Council 2015); Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence (McFarland 2013); and Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization and Governance in the Middle East (Palgrave 2010). She regularly publishes articles and reviews, most recently on Romanian people power versus state corruption and a dodgy mining deal (Foreign Policy), and global financial corruption (Diogène/French; Diogenes/English).

Ms. Beyerle teaches and speaks about citizen empowerment and strategic nonviolent action. She testified at a US Congress Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe hearing, and has spoken at such venues as: the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference; Columbia Law School Center for Public Integrity; Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy; Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy; Georgetown University; Harvard University; Leeds-Beckett University; Seoul Democracy Forum; Transparency International Summer School on Integrity (Lithuania); University of Sydney; University of Toronto; University of Yangon, and US Institute of Peace. She’s an Editorial Board member, State Crime, and served as an elected Coordinating Committee member, UN Convention Against Corruption Civil Society Coalition (2013-2016).