It’s Been Awhile

17 Oct

My activity on this blog has been a bit scarce for the past…well…eleven months. A lot has gone on, and other commitments took me away from regularly posting here. Here is a little bit about what I’ve been up to; some of it may be of interest to readers of this blog.

I moved to a new institution and hired 25 research assistants.

I taught two new graduate courses (one of which is called Advanced Seminar in Civil Resistance and is personally one of my favorites to teach).

I got promoted with tenure (yay!).

I co-edited a special issue on nonviolent resistance in the Journal of Peace Research (this special issue will definitely interest readers here).

I released the NAVCO 2.0 dataset.

I published some op-eds relevant to nonviolent conflict in Foreign Affairs, CNN, The New York Times, and elsewhere.

Barb Walter and I started a blog called Political Violence @ a Glance, which since won an award for Most Promising New Blog.

The Washington Post bought The Monkey Cage, another blog to which I contribute.

I edited a book on political violence, due out in a couple of months.

I presented papers at about six conferences and workshops, served as a guest lecturer at about a dozen universities and institutes, and gave research talks about about a dozen more.

And then I did a bunch of other publishing and research on a host of other stuff that’s not related to civil resistance.

So, yeah. A lot has happened. But I am hoping to be a bit more active on this blog, in large part because it’s the only place I know where I can blather on unhindered about strategic nonviolent action.

So put on your seatbelts! Rational Insurgent is back on the beam.

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