Conference Schedule


  

Friday 28 October, 2011

Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads, 1402 Copenhagen K 

Moderator: Ms. Lotte Folke Kaarsholm; International Editor, daily newspaper 'Information'


09:00 - 09:20

Arrival and registration


09:20 - 09:30

Welcome, Why a conference in Copenhagen on non-violent strategies?

Anders Jerichow
Chair of Humanity in Action Denmark 

 

09:30 - 10:00

Opening speech: Learning From Nonviolent Struggles 

Srdja Popovic - Co-founder of Otpor and CANVAS, Serbia

 

10:00 - 10:45

First Panel presentations by: Introduction and presentation by leading civil society activists

Kudakwashe Chakabva - Press Secretary in ZINASU (Zimbabwe National Student Union) 

Sebit Ernest Apuktong Anyay - South Sudan Coordinator at the Institute for Development of Civil Society, South Sudan 

 

10:45 - 11.00

Coffee break


11:00 - 12:00

Second Panel presentations by: Introduction and presentation by leading civil society activists

Mai Ali - works for the NGO "Act for Transformation", Sudan

Yahia Ramadan - founder of the Nubian Democratic Youth Union, Egypt

Rodrigo Diamanti - President of "Un Mundo Sin Mordaza/A World Without Censorship", Venezuela 

 

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch

Within Eigtveds Pakhus, ground floor

 

12:45 - 14:30

Key actors in the fight for democracy from Burma, Syria and Belarus telling their stories:

 

Emancipation of the Oppressed 

Judith Chiyangwa - Human Rights activist and trainer, Zimbabwe

 

Reporting on a Regime 

Rima Marrouch - Journalist from the leading opposition city of Homs, Syria

 

Changing Europe's Last Dictatorial Regime

Mikita - Leading Student Activist and former Candidate for the Oposition Party, Belarus

 

14:30 - 15:00

KEYNOTE: What are the Global Trends for Democracy Across the World - How Can Global Activists Create Networks and Support Non-Violence?

Steve Crawshaw
Chief of Staff for the Secretary General, Amnesty International and co-author of Small Acts of Resistance

In partnership with British Council


15:00 - 15:30

Speech: The Visions and the Role for Denmark in the Global Fight for Democracy

Christian Friis Bach Confirmed
Minister for Development & Cooperation in Denmark

 

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

 

15:45 - 16:45

Rotating interviews on stage with: What are the lessons for non-violent struggles - can movements learn from each other? What is the role of external partners? Has the Arab Spring and the momentum for democracy across the world withered?

Steve Crawshaw, Srdja Popovic, Kudakwashe Chakabva, Rodrigo Diamanti, Mai Ali, Mikita and Yahia Ramadan


16:45 - 17:00

Closing remarks and wrap up

Lotte Kaarsholm & Anders Jerichow

 

Saturday 29 October, 2011

Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K 


9:30 - 9:40

Welcome and introduction to the day


Morten Østervang
Director of Humanity in Action Denmark

 

9:40 - 10:40

KEYNOTE: "Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategy of Non-Violent Conflict" with Q&A

Dr. Erica Chenoweth,

Advisor to International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Ass. Prof. Stanford University & Wesleyan University

 

 

10:50 - 12:20 

First module of workshops


  • KEYNOTE The Internet Movement for Women’s Rights in Iran  

Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh, The School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London with Q & A - In Partnership with British Council 

// Gitte Young, web editor of the website www.womendialogue.org at KVINFO (Danish Centre for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity)

Senior Fellow, Sahra-Josephine Hjorth 


  • The Role of External Partners

Slobodan Djinovic, CEO of the telecommunications company Orion Telekom, Serbia

Judith Chiyangwa, Human Rights activist and trainer, Zimbabwe 

// Facilitator TBA

Senior Fellow, Niels Peter Berg

 

  • The Role of Youth Striving for Lasting Democracies

Rodrigo Diamanti, President of "Un Mundo Sin Mordaza/A World Without Censorship", Venezuela 

Sebit Anyay, South Sudan Coordinator at the Institute for Development of Civil Society, South Sudan

Mikita, Leading Student Activist and former Candidate for the Oposition Party, Belarus

// Susanne Branner Jespersen, Ass Prof. Africa Studies at Copenhagen University

Senior Fellow, Rune Justesen

 

  • Non-Violent Strategies

Dr. Erica Chenoweth, Advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Mai Ali, representative from the NGO "Act for Transformation"

// Rasmus S. Søndergaard, Senior Fellow in Humanity in Action and student assistant at the Centre for Advanced Security Studies at Copenhagen University

Senior Fellow, Theis Spaanheden Dencker

 

  • Social Media - A Helpful Tool in the Struggle for Democracy

Rima Marrouch, journalist from the leading opposition of Homs, Syria

Yahia Ramadan, founder of the Nubian Democratic Youth Union 

// Peter Åttingsberg, Programme Manager, Online and Social Media at IMS (International Media Support)

Senior Fellow, Isa Gry Lindemann Elowsson


  • The Importance of Youth Empowerment

Serdja Popovic, founder of Otpor! and CANVAS (Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies)

Kudakwashe Chakabva, Press Secretary in ZINASU (Zimbabwe National Student Union)

// Ulla Bisgaard, Administrator at the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy

Senior Fellow, Zaeem Usman Asharaf


12:20 - 13:00

Lunch


13:00 - 14:30

Second module of workshops


  • Non-Violent Strategies - A Tool to Change the World? 

Srdja Popovic, co-founder of Otpor! and CANVAS (Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies)

Dr. Erica Chenoweth, Advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

// Rasmus S. Søndergaard, Senior Fellow in Humanity in Action and student assistant at the Centre for Advanced Security Studies at Copenhagen University

Senior Fellow, Sahra-Jospehine Hjorth

 

  • The Role of Youth Striving for Lasting Democracies

Mai Ali, representative from the NGO "Act for Transformation"

Yahia Ramadan, founder of the Nubian Democratic Youth Union

// Susanne Branner Jespersen, Ass Prof. Africa Studies at Copenhagen University

Senior Fellow, Niels Peter Berg

 

  • Social Media a Helpful Tool?

Kudawashe Chakabva, Press Secretary in ZINASU (Zimbabwe National Student Union)

Rodrigo Diamanti, President of "Un Mundo Sin Mordaza/A World Without Censorship", Venezuela 

// Peter Åttingsberg, Programme Manager, Online and Social Media at IMS (International Media Support)

Senior Fellow, Sofie Nielsen Boudingaard

 

  • The Importance of Youth Empowerment

Slobodan Djinovic, CEO of the telecommunications company Orion Telekom, Serbia

Sebit Anyay, South Sudan Coordinator at the Institute for Development of Civil Society, South Sudan

// Ulla Bisgaard, Administrator at the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy

Senior Fellow, Ida Miranda Pedersen

 

  • Women in Cyber Activism

Judith Chiyangwa, Human Rights activist and trainer, Zimbabwe 

Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh, The School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London with Q & A - In Partnership with British Council 

// Gitte Young, web editor of the website www.womendialogue.org at KVINFO (Danish Centre for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity)

Senior Fellow, Zaeem Usman Asharaf

 

  • Revolutionary in Exile

Rima Marrouch, journalist from the leading opposition of Homs, Syria

Mikita, Leading Student Activist and former Candidate for the Oposition Party, Belarus

// Facilitator TBA

Senior Fellow, Theis Spaanheden Dencker

 

 

14:30 - 15:45

How to support non-violent struggles for Democracy? 10 recommendations for Governments across the world

Moderated by

Rasmus Grue 

Executive Director Danish Red Cross Youth, Senior Fellow and Board member of Humanity in Action Denmark

 

15:45 - 16:00

Wrap up and closing remarks

Morten Østervang & Rasmus Grue