Presentations, Courses & Seminars


    • Historical record of civil resistance
    • Account for the strength of civil resistance vis-a-vis armed resistance
    • Denial of civil resistance – part I
    • Denial of civil resistance – part II
    • Vision, strategy and tactic in nonviolent resistance
    • Strategies and tactics in nonviolent resistance
    • Effectiveness of tactics
    • Tools of nonviolent conflict analysis
    • Introduction to the concept of pillars of support
    • SWOT analysis in civil resistance


 On Voice of America (Ukrainian service)

On the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT)


upeace Bartkowski

Together with my UPEACE class in Costa Rica, Jan. 2012

I gave talks at various academic institutions and policy forums around the world, including Council of Europe,  Community of Democracies, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, United States Institute of Peace.

I taught courses at Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University, UN-mandated University of Peace (UPEACE), Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York, the Open Society Institute Undergraduate Exchange Program, Adelphi University, the Academy of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Central European University.

I taught online courses with Rutgers University and the United States Institute of Peace.

I also taught short academic modules and delivered lectures at Amsterdam University, the University of Basque Country, Deusto University, Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia, CEU Summer University in Budapest, Cambridge University, Rosario University in Colombia, Hong Kong University, Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia, Collegium Civitas in Poland, Cairo University, Hong Kong University, Peace Research Institute Oslo in Norway, and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Course Evaluations and Feedback

Selected coursework that I developed during more than 10 years of teaching at various academic institutions around the world

Johns Hopkins University (2013)

  • Civil Resistance: The Logic of Nonviolent Conflict: syllabus

George Mason University (2011-2012)

UN-mandated University of Peace (2011)

American University, Skills Institute  (2012-2014)

  • People Power: How and Why Civil Resistance Works: syllabus 

Adelphi University (2007-2009)

  • Global Issues I: Mapping Global Governance: syllabus
  • Global Issues II: Global Clashes, Tensions and Uncertainties: syllabus

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (2007)

Open Society Institute Academic Exchange Programs (2005-2007)

  • Humanitarian Interventions in Global Politics, 2007: syllabus
  • International Human Rights, 2006:  syllabus
  • Humanitarian Interventions in World Politics, 2005:  syllabus

Bard College/Central European University (2006)

  • Democratization of Central and Eastern Europe. Impact of Domestic and International Forces: syllabus & handouts

Academy of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (2004)

Central European University (2004)

  • Role of International Organizations in Solving Ethnic Problems and Building Pluralistic Societies: the Case of Hungary and Hungarian Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe: syllabus & handouts

CEP International Summer School, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan (2003)

  • Public Policy Study and the European Union: Theoretical and Practical Considerations: syllabus & handouts

Odessa National University (2002-2003)

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