About the Author

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Shaazka Beyerle is a Nonresident Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Senior  Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and author, "Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice" (Lynne Rienner 2014).

She publishes, teaches and speaks about strategic nonviolent action. Most recently, she contributed a chapter on corruption and autocracy  in, “Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?” (Atlantic Council 2015); and co-authored articles on people power to impact global financial corruption in Diogène and corruption and extremism in Foreign Policy. She wrote a chapter on corruption, peacebuilding and nonviolent action in, "Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence" (McFarland 2013. Ms. Beyerle also co-authored two chapters – on corruption and women's rights – in, Civilian Jihad: Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization and Governance in the Middle East (Palgrave 2010). She has published in numerous outlets, including Al Hayat/Dar Al Hayat; Daily Star (Lebanon); European Affairs;  Georgetown Journal of International Affairs; International Herald Tribune; Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare; openDemocracy; and The Independent. 

She testified before the US Congress Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)  hearing on “Corruption in the OSCE Region: The Link Between Security and Good Governance,” (11.2014), and has  presented at: Columbia Law School Center for Public Integrity; Council of Europe; Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy; Georgetown University, Harvard University; Hong Kong University; biannual International Anti-Corruption Conferences; SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Rutgers University-Newark/ICNC online course; University of Sydney; Transparency International Summer School on Integrity; the UN Convention against Corruption Conferences of States Parties (UNCAC), US Institute of Peace; University of Yangon, and Yale University. 

She’s an Agenda Shaper for the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference; Friend of the International State Crime Initiative (Queen Mary University-London, Harvard,  University of Hull), elected Coordination Committee member, UNCAC Civil Society Coalition; and part of the Anti-Corruption Solutions and Knowledge Programme Network of Experts. She holds an M.A. in International Relations, George Washington University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Toronto.


Video: Thoughts on International Anti-Corruption Day, December 19, 2014