2004 Borah Foundation

Robert Caisley, Co-Chair

John Hasko, Co-Chair

Rula Awwad-Rafferty

Bob Bolin

Amaia Kirkland

Joe Lasuen

Ana Mamani

Sandy McCurdy

Joey McMillian

Matt Morra

Moran Rosenthal

Von P. Walden

Sharon Scott

Bill L. Smith,
Martin Institute Program Coordinator

Contact & Location



Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. #338
Moscow, ID 83844-3177
PHONE: (208) 885-6527
FAX: (208) 885-9464
EMAIL: martin@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Borah Foundation & Symposium
c/o The Martin Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

people on chessboard "Strategic Nonviolent Conflict Borah Symposium 2004"

"Strategic Nonviolent Conflict" Symposium 2004

March 1-3, 2004
The Borah Foundation will team with the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict to present the 2004 symposium, "Strategic Nonviolent Conflict". Participants will discuss ways in which organized nonviolence can topple dictatorial regimes or force changes in repressive social systems. Examples of the former include the student movement against Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavia 2000), and the Solidarity Workers Movement against the Soviet Union (Poland 1978-1980), and the latter include Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez (USA).

Monday, March 1
7:00 p.m. SUB Ballroom
“Understanding Strategic Nonviolent Conflict”

International Center for Nonviolent Conflict
(ICNC – www.nonviolent-conflict.org)

This event will feature a half-hour highlight segment of the award winning documentary "A Force More Powerful, A Century of Nonviolent Conflict" followed by a presentation from Dr. Peter Ackerman.

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Tuesday, March 2

12:00 p.m. SUB Borah Theater
“Bringing Down A Dictator” -
Documentary screening
The student-led Otpor! movement mobilized against Slobodan Milosevic in 2000, and is an excellent recent example of strategic nonviolence in action.

7:00 p.m. SUB Ballroom
“Making Nonviolent Liberation Work: A Panel Discussion on North Korea and Cuba”
Jack DuVall the President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Dr. Daniel Pinkston of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Dr. Terry Karl (invited) of Stanford University.

This will include a panel discussion of the feasibility/practicality of applying nonviolent models to regimes in Cuba and North Korea.

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Wednesday, March 3

12:00 p.m. UI Commons
“Community Forum” - Shaazka Beyerle
This event will permit community members to discuss ways that ideas of nonviolence might be applied in our local community and/or by community members in support of other causes.

7:00 p.m. SUB Ballroom
"A Force More Powerful"
Berel Rodal will be introducing the Poland segment of "A Force More Powerful"

Keynote Address: “Poland vs. the USSR: Nonviolent Conflict in Practice”
Nobel Laureate Lech Walesa
Lech Walesa will offer his thoughts on the strategic decision to challenge the Soviet Union without resorting to violence.

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