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Jul
8
2014
Vetting of UN Peacekeepers: Reportage From the Ground (audio)

This discussion focuses on the selection and vetting of United Nations peacekeepers, and how to ensure perpetrators of grave human rights violations are excluded from selection.

Jun
28
2014
Conference on Legal Remedies for High-Level Corruption

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict are hosting a day of discussions on the worldwide legal fight against high-level corruption.

Location:

Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Jun
25
2014
Film Screening: The Case for Prescribing Heroin

This event features a screening of a film about a heroin-assisted treatment program in Denmark, and addresses the evidence behind prescribing heroin to people with long-term opioid dependency.

Jun
24
2014
The Cultural War on Terror: Race, Policy, and Propaganda (audio)

Recent Open Society Fellows Hisham Aidi and Arun Kundnai look at government policies to shape the lives of young Muslims and promote opposition to extremism. Peter Beinart moderates.

Jun
19
2014
Human Rights and an Alternative to Traditional Debate (audio)

Johannes P. Wheeldon presents an alternative approach to debate and dialogue as a change-making tactic, with a focus on supporting inclusivity and promoting human rights.

Jun
19
2014
The Rouhani Administration, One Year On (audio)

Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, reflects on the Rouhani administration and the prospects for nuclear negotiations and domestic reform.

Jun
16
2014
A Second Chance for Ukraine

Panelists discuss a recent policy paper on the prospects for visa liberalization between the European Union and Ukraine.

Jun
11
2014
The Problem with Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (audio)

Open Society Fellow Jennifer Gordon speaks with activist Greg Asbed about serious flaws in multi-stakeholder initiatives to promote labor rights.

Jun
11
2014
China and Tiananmen 25 Years On: Does Authoritarianism Pay? (audio)

This panel explores the significance of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, and whether China’s rise has broken the long-assumed tie between economic development and an open society.

Jun
10
2014
Whistleblower Protection and The Snowden Effect (audio)

This briefing addresses the current historic opportunity to advance whistleblower protection and concrete opportunities to strengthen work in the areas of human rights, national security, environment, and governance.

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