CAS Annual Lecture 2014 Thu, 2014-06-19 17:21

“We believe that intensifying peaceful civil disobedience is not only ethically justifiable but morally necessary? – Kumi Naidoo.

In this public lecture, Kumi Naidoo looks at what justifies non-violent direct action, and discusses when and why it should be deployed. Dr Naidoo draws on recent campaigns such as last year’s protest at an Arctic oil drilling rig, which saw activists arrested by Russian authorities and held for 100 days, and the anti-apartheid struggle he was part of in his home country, South Africa.

Dr Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International. In addition to leading the organisation to critical campaign victories and augmenting its influence in international political negotiations, Naidoo has been responsible for promoting considerable growth and activity by Greenpeace in the Global South. He has also been influential in fostering further cooperation between Greenpeace and many diverse parts of civil society in the fight to avert catastrophic climate change and promote environmental justice.

Chair: Dr. Michael Jennings