Does Protest Really Work?

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme “Turbulent Times” series

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Steve Crawshaw

Steve Crawshaw


Dr Liene Ozoliņa-Fitzgerald

How do ordinary citizens become dissidents? As journalist and human rights advocate, Steve Crawshaw has witnessed extraordinary change, everywhere from Prague to Yangon.  He explores what Vaclav Havel called the “power of the powerless”, and the role of creative mischief in achieving surprising change.

Steve Crawshaw (@stevecrawshaw) is Senior Advocacy Adviser on Global Thematic Issues, Amnesty International and author of Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief.

Dr Liene Ozoliņa-Fitzgerald is a political sociologist at LSE. She is a co-convener of the Department of Sociology Writing Group for faculty and PhD students. 

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@RMilibandLSE) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

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