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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)

This panel discussion 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

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.

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