Hardy Merriman is an independent consultant in the field of strategic nonviolent conflict. Formerly, he was director of programs and research at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Prior to that he worked with Dr. Gene Sharp at the Albert Einstein Institution. He recently co-authored a curriculum for activists entitled A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle. The link location is: http://www.canvasopedia.org/files/various/Core_Curriculum-Students_Book.pdf
He has also published writings about the theory and dynamics of nonviolent action, the role of nonviolent action in countering terrorism, and a case study about the use of nonviolent action by the United Farm Workers union. He has worked with activists from around the world and has made presentations on varioustopics related to strategic nonviolent conflict, including at American University, the Australian Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Queensland), the Center for Victims of Torture (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Colorado College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the International Peace Research Association Annual Conference (2006), James Madison University, Oberlin College, and Swarthmore College.