Please join the LPE Project and YLS LPE Student Group on Thursday, February 29th at 12:10-1:15 PM ET for a lunch talk with award-winning journalist and author of The Jakarta Method, Vincent Bevins about his latest book, If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution.
In recent years, more people have participated in protests than at any other point in human history. From 2010 to 2022, more people participated in protests than at any other point in human history. But we are not living in a world that is more just and democratic as a result. Vincent Bevin in his new book, If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution, questions the outcomes of mass protests, exploring the paradox of how these protests often lead to results contrary to their original intent. Through a retrospective analysis of these movements, this groundbreaking study provides critical lessons for contemporary sociopolitical activism. Bevins will be discussing the implications of his findings and their urgent application to the moment we’re currently in.