Albert Einstein Institution
The AEI on Cottage Street in East Boston.
|Purpose||To advancing the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world.|
|Headquarters||East Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
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The Albert Einstein Institution is a non-profit organization that specializes in the study of the methods of nonviolent resistance in conflicts and to explore its policy potential and communicate these findings through print and other media, translations, conferences, consultations, and workshops. The institution's founder and senior scholar, Gene Sharp, is known for his writings on strategic nonviolent struggle.
Former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez accused the Albert Einstein Institution of being behind a "soft coup" attempt in Venezuela. Dr. Sharp and the Albert Einstein Institution have dismissed such accusations. In response to the accusations against the institution, professor Stephen Zunes initiated a petition titled "Open Letter in Support of Gene Sharp and Strategic Nonviolent Action" which expresses support for Dr Sharp and the Albert Einstein Institution. The petition was signed by many prominent left-wing scholars and activists, including Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky.
- "Chávez propone que países del ALBA conformen una "federación de repúblicas"" (in Spanish). El Universal. June 4, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2007.
- Sharp, Gene (June 12, 2007). "Corrections – an open letter from Gene Sharp". Voltaire Network. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
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- "Open Letter in Support of Gene Sharp and Strategic Nonviolent Action".