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Jan
9
2014
When “Trust Us” Isn’t Enough: Government Surveillance in a Post-Snowden World (audio)

Open Society Fellow Chris Soghoian explains the ominous implications of widespread government surveillance.

Dec
13
2013
Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan (Washington, D.C., Event)

Experts at this event will discuss Uzbekistan’s ongoing, systematic forced sterilization program, which has affected tens of thousands of women.

Dec
12
2013
Futures of Democracy in the Eastern Partnership: Open Society Foundations Alumni Perspectives

Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs alumni and current grantees meet at the Central European University to examine questions of integration, economic development, rights, and democratic participation in the region.

Location:

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Dec
11
2013
Forced Sterilization and Forced Labor in Uzbekistan (audio)

BBC journalist Natalia Antelava and Matthew Fischer-Daly of the Cotton Campaign discuss Uzbekistan’s ongoing, systematic forced sterilization and forced labor programs.

Dec
9
2013
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Afghanistan: A Distant War

Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg’s photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan.

Dec
6
2013
Resisting the Arab Spring: Egypt, Tunisia, and the Specter of Saudi Arabia (audio)

Two Open Society Fellows consider the current state of changes brought about by the Arab Spring.

Nov
29
2013
Greek Politics in Crisis: Challenges to the Open Society

The Open Society European Policy Institute and the Hellenic Observatory host a one-day public conference on “Greek Politics in Crisis: Challenges to the Open Society.”

Location:

Shaw Library, London School of Economics, 6th Floor, Old Building Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Nov
28
2013
Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya (Discussion)

This panel discussion will examine the situation of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority who are denied basic rights and citizenship, and are recognized as one of the most persecuted peoples in the world.

Location:

European Parliament, Room ASP 3H1, Brussels

Nov
26
2013
Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya (Reception)

This reception marks the opening of an exhibition featuring a photographic essay on the plight of Burma’s Rohingya from award-winning photographer Greg Constantine.

Location:

European Parliament, Galerie Cafeteria, ASP Ground Floor, Brussels

Nov
19
2013
Project Prevention, Child Welfare, and Junk Science (audio)

A panel of experts examine how the war on drugs is undermining the health and well-being of families.

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