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Dec
15
2012
2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The most important event in the international intellectual property (IP) reform calendar. The theme of this year’s Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest is “Setting the Positive Agenda in Motion.”

Location:

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Dec
10
2012
Citizens of Nowhere: Solutions for the Stateless in the U.S.

U.S. law does not afford specific protections to the stateless. A new report makes recommendations for how the United States can more fairly address the needs of this vulnerable group. Join us for a luncheon panel discussion.

Dec
7
2012
Poverty and Development in Rural India (audio)

Pioneering journalist P. Sainath looks at the worsening crisis among India’s rural poor and offers some provocative solutions.

Dec
6
2012
Drug Policy and the Rights of Pregnant Women and Children

This public lecture will challenge the current “war on drugs” and the ongoing media coverage of pregnant women who use drugs.

Location:

Central European University, Budapest, Nador u. 13 - Room: #002, Hungary

Dec
5
2012
Film Screening: How To Survive a Plague

Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment.

Location:
Dec
5
2012
Miners and Loggers, Poachers and Pirates: Understanding Illicit Economies (audio)

In this provocative discussion, Open Society Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown brings fresh and unexpected insights to the study of seven illicit economies.

Location:
Dec
4
2012
The New Silk Road and the Northern Distribution Network: A Golden Road to Central Asian Trade Reform?

Join a conversation on the United States’ policies around the Northern Distribution Network and the New Silk Road with author Graham Lee and U.S. Department of State Office Director for Central Asia Les Viguerie.

Dec
3
2012
The Voices of Poverty (audio)

Join us for a discussion with journalist Sasha Abramsky, creator of the multimedia project The Voices of Poverty.

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Nov
30
2012
Former Yugoslavia: Is the Violent Past Irreversible? (audio)

Sandra Orlović and Mario Mažić, human rights activists from Serbia and Croatia, discuss challenges and prospects of transitional justice in these two countries that have decisive roles in shaping the future of the Balkans.

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Nov
28
2012
Department of Homeland Security at 10: Past, Present, and Future

The Open Society Foundations and American Constitution Society host a discussion on Department of Homeland Security accomplishments, failures, and controversies at ten years, and at national security policies looking forward.

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