Hardy Merriman
The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024

Hardy Merriman is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and senior technical advisor to USAID’s Powered by the People program.

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 members of international organizations, academics, and journalists. His writings have been translated into numerous languages. From 2016-2018 he was also an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University).

From 2021-23, he was a principal investigator for the Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave project, a joint effort with the Atlantic Council, and he is primary author of the resulting publication Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave: A Playbook for Countering the Authoritarian Threat (2023).

Talks at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024