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Oct
20
2014
How the International Community Can Address the Drugs–Development Link

Experienced practitioners discuss how smart policies can address the link between drugs and development.

Oct
15
2014
Presumption of Guilt: The Global Overuse of Pretrial Detention

The author of a recently released Open Society Justice Initiative report on the arbitrary and excessive use of pretrial detention presents the report’s key findings and recommendations.

Oct
6
2014
Film Screening—Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Join us for a screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film that explores the difficulty of talking about race in a meaningful way, and a dialogue with filmmaker and educator Shakti Butler.

Location::

Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Oct
1
2014
Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Charles M. Blow, New York Times op-ed columnist, discusses his extraordinary life story—growing up in segregated, impoverished Louisiana.

Location::

Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sep
30
2014
Erosion of Media Freedom in the Balkans: Shadows of the Nineties (audio)

Milka Tadic Mijovic sheds some light on the current situation of media and journalists in her home country of Montenegro and in the region more broadly.

Sep
29
2014
The Unintended Consequences of Right to Information (audio)

Open Society Fellow Prashant Sharma discusses unintended consequences of India’s Right to Information Act.

Sep
22
2014
Art and Conflict in the Arab Region (audio)

This conversation looks at the situation of art and artists across the Arab region, with a focus on the role of artists in the political turmoil of recent years.

Sep
22
2014
Shifting Strategies on Drug Policy: A Comparative Approach

After decades of orthodoxy and stringent enforcement of drug policies, the global counternarcotics regime is increasingly challenged.

Location::

The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

Sep
15
2014
Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster share the latest research and personal anecdotes in their new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.

Location::

Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Sep
10
2014
Triumphs of Dalit People Against Discrimination: An Insider View (audio)

Martin Macwan of Navsarjan Trust speaks about educational, socioeconomic, and legal interventions that have enabled Dalit people (previously known as “untouchables”) to triumph against severe discrimination in India.

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