Jamila Raqib

Scholar of strategic nonviolent action and executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution.

Jamila Raqib is the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution, an organization focused on advancing freedom and democracy through nonviolent action around the world. At the age of five, Raqib and her family fled Soviet oppression in Afghanistan. She joined the Albert Einstein Institution in 2002, and works closely with its founder, Gene Sharp, the world’s leading scholar on strategic nonviolent struggle. Together, they published “Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression,” which has been used throughout the world as a practical guide for nonviolent resistance.