GUEST: Erica Chenoweth, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the author with Maria Stephan of the influential book, "Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict." Her forthcoming book is called Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know.
BACKGROUND: London, England has been the epicenter of a growing global movement to combat climate change with a grassroots non-violent rebellion taking root and demanding militantly that politicians declare a climate emergency and take swift action. The Extinction Rebellion has captured the imagination of the public and drawn a broad swath of society to demand change.
Roger Hallam, the founder of Extinction Rebellion credited as one of his inspirations the research of a Harvard Professor who wrote about the effectiveness of large-scale non-violent protest movements.