Hardy Merriman is president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and was a principal investigator on the Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave project.
He has worked in the field of civil resistance for over two decades, presenting at workshops for activists and organizers from around the world; developing programs and grantmaking for practitioners and scholars; publishing commentary; and speaking widely about civil resistance movements with academics, journalists, and members of international organizations.
In addition to his leadership of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, he also taught as an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University from 2016-8.
His writings have been translated into numerous languages. Recent publications include Fostering A Fourth Democratic Wave: A Playbook for Countering the Authoritarian Threat (2023), coauthoring the book Glossary of Civil Resistance: A Resource for Study and Translation of Key Terms (2021), and the report Preventing Mass Atrocities: From a Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) to a Right to Assist (RtoA) Campaigns of Civil Resistance (2019).