Shaazka Beyerle is a Senior Advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict; a 2016 Visiting Professor, University for Peace (Costa Rica), a Nonresident Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Currently, she’s the Lead Researcher/Author for a Nordic Trust Fund project in the World Bank entitled, “Citizen Participation is a Human Right: A Human Rights-Based Approach to the World Bank's Citizen Engagement Mandate.” She’s the author of Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice (Lynne Rienner 2014), and Freedom from Corruption: A Curriculum for People Power Movements, Campaigns and Civic Initiatives (2015).
She has contributed chapters in: Challenges of Democracy in the European Union and Its Neighbors (Johns Hopkins 2016); “Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?” (Atlantic Council 2015); Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence (McFarland 2013); and Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization and Governance in the Middle East (Palgrave 2010). She regularly publishes articles and reviews, most recently on transitions from armed struggle to nonviolent resistance (Peace and Conflict journal, May 2016), global financial corruption (Diogène/French; Diogenes/English), and corruption and extremism (Foreign Policy).
Ms. Beyerle teaches and speaks about citizen empowerment and strategic nonviolent action. She testified at a US Congress Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe hearing, and at such venues as: the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference; Columbia Law School Center for Public Integrity; Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy; Georgetown University, Harvard University; and US Institute of Peace. She’s a Friend of the International State Crime Initiative (Queen Mary University-London, Harvard, University of Hull), Editorial Board member, State Crime, and served as an elected Coordinating Committee member, UN Convention Against Corruption Civil Society Coalition (2013-2016).