Steve Crawshaw: “You can change the world.”

If you missed our webinar with human rights expert Steve Crawshaw, you can view a replay here:

Crawshaw is finishing his latest book while on sabbatical from his position as director of the office of the secretary general at Amnesty International. The book, which will come out next year, is on creative nonviolence and entitled “Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief,” with a foreword by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

From 2002 to 2010, Crawshaw worked for Human Rights Watch, first as UK director and then as United Nations advocacy director. Between 1986 and 2002, he was a journalist with The Independent newspaper, reporting on the east European revolutions, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Balkan wars.

In an earlier book, “Small Acts of Resistance,” Crawshaw documented dozens of campaigns of civil disobedience that led to major political change, from the collapse of Soviet Communism to the end of apartheid in South Africa.