Jamila Raqib

Specialist nonviolent action, executive director Albert Einstein Institution, fellow, MIT Media Lab


J amila Raqib is a specialist in the study and practice of strategic nonviolent action and the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution, which works to advance the research and application of nonviolent action worldwide. Since 2002, she worked with the late Dr. Gene Sharp, the world’s foremost scholar and founder of the field of strategic nonviolent action.

She oversees the development and distribution of resources on nonviolent action, and conducts workshops on strategic planning for human rights organizations, universities, and governments, and for individuals and groups struggling for diverse objectives including to oppose dictatorships,  corruption, attain political rights, economic justice, environmental protection, and women’s empowerment.

She is currently a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, where she is exploring how innovations in technology and education, among other fields, can contribute to greater effectiveness in the study and application of nonviolent struggle. Her work includes the development of a curriculum intended to help groups prepare wise strategic plans for the defense and attainment of their civil and political rights.



Meet our advisors:

  • Shahidul Alam – Photographer, Activist & Founder Drik, Chobi Mela, & Majority World
  • Dounia Benslimane – Cofounder & director Racines Casablanca
  • Dr. Vishakha N. Desai – Special Advisor to the President of Columbia University
  • Russel Hlongwane – Performance Artist & Vice President Kwa Zulu Natal Society of Arts Gallery (KZNSA Gallery)
  • Susa Pop – Founder & Director Public Art Lab
  • Daniel Cinta – Creative director buró de innovación, Mexico City