Panels & Workshops

Dilemma Actions: Using Humor and Creativity to Save Democracy

June 3, 2024
15:00-16:30, 16:00-17:30
June 5, 2024
15:00-16:30, 16:00-17:30

The dilemma action is a nonviolent civil disobedience tactic that provokes a ""response dilemma"" from an authoritarian regime. If crafted effectively, dilemma actions put the regime in a lose-lose scenario: ignoring the tactic or harshly responding will benefit the pro-democracy movement. These actions tap into widely held beliefs or norms in society and use unpredictability, humor, and creativity to force opponents to choose between suboptimal reactions.

Panelists

Srdja Popovic

Co-founder, CANVAS

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