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Sep
22
2014
Art and Conflict in the Arab Region

Join two leading figures in the Arab arts world for a discussion about the role of art and artists across the Arab region and particularly in the context of 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

Aug
22
2014
Updates from Ukraine: Implications of a “Post-Maidan” Environment for Open Society (audio)

Inna Pidluska of Ukraine's International Renaissance Foundation discusses Ukraine’s evolving political culture, early elections, and potential opportunities for civil society and parliamentarians to pursue a reform agenda.

Aug
4
2014
Resources for the Future: Partnering with Civil Society for Transparency and Accountability in Africa

This event alongside the U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit offered a platform for representatives from civil society, the private sector, and governments to share experiences on efforts to improve natural resource governance.

Location:

The Willard Washington, D.C. Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Jul
17
2014
Value and Impact of Strategic Litigation: Fool’s Paradise or Indispensable Weapon? (audio)

A panel of grantmakers and practitioners explores the promise and perils of strategic litigation, often a hallmark of Open Society Foundations’ funding and operations.

Jul
16
2014
Privacy, Censorship, and the “Right to Be Forgotten” in the Digital Age (audio)

Laura Reed of Freedom House and Darian Pavli of the Open Society Justice Initiative discuss a recent controversial decision by the European Court of Justice about search engine results.

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

A film about a heroin-assisted treatment program in Denmark addresses the evidence behind prescribing heroin to people with long-term opioid dependency.

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