Shaazka Beyerle is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a Senior Advisor with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. She is the author of “Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice” (Lynne Rienner 2014).
Forthcoming publications include a chapter on the nexus of corruption and authoritarianism in a 2015 Atlantic Council volume entitled, “Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback?”; and a U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Issue Paper on “Citizen action to curb corruption: Implications for international actors” (winter 2015). She recently co-authored an article on “Civil Resistance against Financial Corruption” (La résistance civile contre la corruption financière) in Diogène, which will be published later this year in English (January, 2015). She wrote a chapter on corruption, peacebuilding and people power in, “Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence” (McFarland 2013), and on “Civil Resistance and the Corruption-Violence Nexus” (Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare special issue on Peace, Conflict and War, 2011). 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; Foreign Policy; Georgetown Journal of International Affairs; International Herald Tribune; openDemocracy.net; The Independent; and Reason.com.
Ms. Beyerle frequently teaches and speaks about citizen empowerment and strategic nonviolent action. Most recently, she testified before the United States Congress Helsinki Commission (Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe) at a hearing on “Corruption in the OSCE Region: The Link Between Security and Good Governance,” (November 19, 2014). She has also presented at: Columbia University Law School; Council of Europe; Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Harvard University; Hong Kong University; biannual International Anti-Corruption Conferences; Rutgers University-Newark/ICNC online course; University of Sydney; Transparency International Summer School on Integrity (Vilnius); the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Conferences of States Parties, United States Institute of Peace; and the University of Yangon (Myanmar).
She is on the Editorial Board of State Crime, and on the Programme Committee for the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (2015). She is a Friend of the International State Crime Initiative (Queen Mary University-London, Harvard University, University of Hull), an elected Coordinating Committee member of the UNCAC Civil Society Coalition, and part of the ASK (Anti-Corruption Solutions and Knowledge Programme) Network of Experts. From 1997-2000 she lived in Jerusalem, consulted with the Bethlehem 2000 Project, and was also the International Press Manager for the Jerusalem Film Festival (2000). Previously, Ms. Beyerle was Vice President of The European Institute, Washington, DC. She holds an M.A. in International Relations, George Washington University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Toronto.