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Offer: Online Courses in Nonviolence

The inspiring lectures of Prof. Michael Nagler, Introduction to Nonviolence and Nonviolence Today, were recorded and transmitted via webcast in 2006/2007 at the University of California at Berkeley, within the Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS).

If you watch his lectures online, you will see that Prof. Nagler often refers to the “readers”. Below are the readers (in .PDF format) which are excellent complementary material to the courses and to our education on nonviolence. The size of the files are somewhat large, so while you are downloading please be patient. As the nonviolent soldier of Islam, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, said: “If I could summarize nonviolence in one word, it would be: Patience.”

Introduction to Nonviolence
Course Webcast (UC Berkeley):,s,Fall_2006,D9592FA7CAC67331
Course Webcast (YouTube):
Audio Podcast (iTunes):

Section 1: Background and General Principles
a) A conceptual framework for nonviolence
b) "Science" and "History", Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
c) A new/old alternative: basic ideas of the Vedanta

Section 2: The Story Unfolds
a) South Africa
b) India

Section 3: The Western Experience of Nonviolence

Section 4: The Legacy

Nonviolence Today
Course Webcast (UC Berkeley):,s,Spring_2007,6F6743E8C2C62EA7
Course Webcast (YouTube):

Part 1: Syllabus, Other Resources and Introduction

Part 2: Freedom Struggles; Nonviolent Insurrection

Part 3: Anti-militarism and Related Struggles

Part 4: "Globalization from Below"

Part 5: Towards a Nonviolent Culture, part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2


Wendyiscalm's picture


Hi Scott,

This is a great offering.

Scott, got back from Africa. You had asked me if I would be a greeter and I said I would contact you when I got back. I would be happy to do whatever I can formally. if you are still interested please inform me and please point me in the right direction.

Thanks, Scott.


Wendy Stebbins

Wendy Stebbins
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

Maddy M.'s picture

Thanks for sharing this,

Thanks for sharing this, Scott!!

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