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May
22
2012
So Rich, So Poor: A Conversation with Peter Edelman (audio)
Peter Edelman, who famously resigned from the Clinton administration to protest the treatment of the nation’s poor, joins Laura Flanders, host of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, to discuss the poverty crisis in America today.
Location:
OSI-New York
May
16
2012
Addressing Challenges to Indigent Defense at Bail Hearings
As part of Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s commitment to advancing fair pretrial policies and practices, local and national experts will inform participants about local and national bail reform initiatives.
Location:

OSI-Baltimore

May
16
2012
Effective Indigent Criminal Defense in Post Conflict and Transitional Settings: Advances and Challenges

This panel discusses strategies for ensuring early access to quality legal defense for the poor and the protection of defendants’ rights globally.

Location:

OSI-Washington, D.C.

May
15
2012
The New Face of Digital Populism
This event marks the launch of the third in a series of country-specific papers from Demos, focusing on Denmark and Facebook fans of the Danish People's Party.
Location:

Copenhagen

May
10
2012
Reimagining the Constitutional Pardon Power: Does the President Have a Role in Making Drug Sentences Fairer?
Panelists from the Open Society Foundations and the American Constitution Society discuss whether pardon power can and should be used as a tool against unfair sentencing laws.
Location:

2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

May
8
2012
The International Human Rights Movement: A History (audio)(video)
Open Society Foundations president Aryeh Neier and writer Ian Buruma will discuss Neier’s book, The International Human Rights Movement: A History.
Location:

OSI-New York

May
3
2012
Roma and Racism: International Responses to a Civil Rights Struggle In Europe

The Open Society Foundations, Human Rights First, the National Democratic Institute, and the National Endowment for Democracy cohost a discussion about the challenges faced by Roma in Europe and the role the United States could play.

Location:

George Washington University, Linder Family Commons, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Apr
30
2012
Film Screenings: Uprooted and Faces of Change
The Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for Democracy screen two short films that highlight the challenges of the Roma population in Europe.
Location:

Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Apr
27
2012
Stop Search
Supported by the Open Society Foundations, this play examines the human story behind stop-and-search police powers in the United Kingdom.
Location:

Broadway Theatre, Catford, London

Apr
27
2012
The End of Transition? Political Processes in the South Caucasus
With elections in Armenia and Georgia looming on the horizon, this Open Society Foundations event will examine the stalled political transitions in the South Caucasus and explore prospects for democracy.
Location:

OSI-New York

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