• Born date: 1928-01-21
  • Born in: Ohio
Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp (born January 21, 1928) is the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the study of nonviolent action, and Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is known for his extensive writings on nonviolent struggle, which have influenced numerous anti-government resistance movements around the world. Gene Sharp has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, 2012 and 2013.