Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in New York and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) at Columbia University are pleased to be organizing an online panel discussion on November 9th of findings from a new FES/IPD open-source e-book, World Protests: A Study of Key Protest Issues in the 21st Century, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The e-book will be available as a free download beginning Thursday, November 4th here: https://ny.fes.de/article/world-protests-study
Protests have been getting a bad reputation. World Protests examines 2,809 protests between 2006-2020 in 101 countries. The study shows that the overwhelming majority of protests around the world are peaceful and advance reasonable demands. Protesters want human rights, decent living standards, and democracy. People – and especially leaders – should understand that protests are not a negative, but rather a core tenet of democracy.
We cordially invite you to join us for an online discussion of the new e-book on Tuesday, November 9th from 9:30 am-11:00 am ET / 3:30 pm-5:00 pm CET. The discussion will include opening remarks by Dr. Michael Bröning (Executive Director, FES New York), a presentation of the book by the authors as well as the views and reactions of a distinguished panel of thought leaders and activists.
The meeting will be held in English. Spanish language interpretation will be made available.