Srdja Popovic

Blueprint for Revolution

Srdja Popovic

Talk: Blueprint for Revolution

In Blueprint for Revolution, Srdja draws on his experience leading non-violent activist movements around the world to overthrow dictators, fight for civil rights, and advocate for democracy. After leading the student movement to overthrow the brutal Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic in late 2000, Srdja founded the the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, which educates pro-democracy activists around the world how to use nonviolent tactics to bring about social change. Join us as Srdja shares stories from his days as a student activist and explains how to, in his own words, "use rice pudding, LEGO men, and other nonviolent techniques to galvanize communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world."

Srdja Popovic

Srdja Popovic is a Serbian political activist and executive director of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). He was a leader of the student movement Otpor!, which helped topple Serbian president Slobodan Milošević. He has taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, NYU, and the University of Colorado, among others. He lives in Belgrade.

Blueprint for Revolution

An urgent and accessible handbook for peaceful protesters, activists, and community organizers—anyone trying to defend their rights, hold their government accountable, or change the world

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