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Apr
16
2012
Is Privacy Overhyped? Four Views of Technology, Security, and Democracy Online (audio)
What is the fate of privacy in our uncertain digital future? Four distinguished panelists explore the commercial, policy, and national security implications of the privacy controversy.
Location:

OSI-New York

Apr
13
2012
Ending Human Trafficking, or Something Else?
This event explores how governments and advocates define the problem of trafficking, how these different perspectives play out on the ground, and whether these interventions have brought us any closer to a world without trafficking.
Location:

OSI-Washington, D.C.

Apr
12
2012
Ending Demand to End Sex Trafficking: Does it Work? (audio)

Experts discuss “end demand” campaigns that are primarily focused on abolishing prostitution by criminalizing the consumers of commercial sex. Are such policies effective in curtailing trafficking?

Location:

OSI-New York

Apr
12
2012
The Right to Counsel 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

Apr
4
2012
National Security Secrecy and Surveillance: Defending the Public’s Right to Know (audio)(video)

A distinguished panel of whistleblowers, transparency advocates, and expert journalists offers insights informed by their own encounters with national security secrecy and surveillance.

Location:

OSI-New York

Apr
3
2012
Uzbekistan: Human Rights Problems with a Strategic U.S. Partner
This panel discussion will examine how U.S. short-term security goals in Afghanistan imperil Uzbekistan human rights protections.
Location:

OSI-Washington, D.C.

Mar
29
2012
Azerbaijan's Euro-Vision: What Perspectives for Democracy and Human Rights?

Activists and experts will discuss Azerbaijan’s Euro-vision, highlighting major human rights challenges the government should address as it prepares to take the international stage.

Location:

Brussels

Mar
29
2012
Curbing the Profits of War: Transparency and Accountability in Military Contracting

The Open Society Foundations host a book discussion on Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex with author William Hartung and an expert panel on reforming Department of Defense budgeting and contracting.

Location:

OSI-Washington, D.C.

Mar
28
2012
Conversations on Justice: Envisioning the Next 25 Years of Criminal Justice Reform

The Open Society Foundations hosts the launch of a publication by The Sentencing Project, To Build a Better Criminal Justice System: 25 Experts Envision the Next 25 Years of Reform.

Location:

OSI-Washington, D.C.

Mar
28
2012
Holding Patterns: Can Advocacy Efforts to Reform Migration Detention Inadvertently Lead to the Growth of Detention Regimes? (audio)

This forum will address tensions around civil society’s response to a system characterized by inhumane conditions, lack of transparency, and lack of state accountability.

Location:

OSI-New York

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