Jamila Raqib is the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution, an organization that focuses on the advancement of freedom and democracy around the world through non-violent actions. She is also an affiliated researcher at the Center for International Studies at MIT. When he was five, Raqib and his family fled Soviet oppression in Afghanistan. He studied at Simmons College in Boston. He joined the Albert Einstein Institution in 2002 and collaborated closely with its founder Gene Sharp, the world’s foremost expert on non-violent strategic struggle. Together they published Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End Dictatorship or Other Oppression, a book that has been used around the world as a practical guide to nonviolent resistance.