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Nov
4
2013
Our Walls Bear Witness: The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya

Join us in bearing witness to the suffering of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Burma long considered among the world’s most persecuted peoples.

Location:

Rubinstein Auditorium, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Nov
4
2013
Cuba’s Changing Economy: Challenges and Opportunities (audio)

This conversation explores how sweeping economic reforms and accompanying changes to the social contract are impacting life on the ground in Cuba.

Oct
31
2013
After Westgate: Security and Human Rights in Kenya (audio)

Following the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, can Kenyan security forces get justice without abusing human rights?

Oct
29
2013
Views from the Ground: Investigating U.S. Drone Strikes

This panel discussion features experts from the UN, ACLU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch. A victim of a U.S. drone strike will also, for the first time, speak directly to a U.S. audience.

Location:

NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Oct
29
2013
Big Change Baltimore: A Forum of Ideas That Are Reshaping Our Future

Big Change Baltimore celebrates the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s presence in the city over the past 15 years.

Location:

CenterStage, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Oct
28
2013
Book cover of Rewire, by Ethan Zuckerman
Rewire—Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection (video)

Can digital connection lead to better human connection? A conversation with author Ethan Zuckerman and Open Society Foundations president Chris Stone.

Oct
24
2013
Symposium on Equality Data Collection

This symposium aims to encourage the collection of comparable sets of equality data in Europe while respecting data protection safeguards and self-identification criteria.

Location:

Brussels

Oct
16
2013
Why Cities Provide Services to Undocumented Migrants (audio)

Open Society Fellow Sarah Spencer and NYC Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Fatima Shama discuss the topic of irregular migrants in both a European and American context.

Oct
9
2013
Brazil, Foreign Policy, and Human Rights (audio)

This discussion with Lucia Nader of Conectas examines how Brazil’s recent economic slowdown has raised questions about the nature and influence of its foreign policy, particularly with regard to human rights.

Sep
30
2013
Film Screening: The Network (video)

Post-Taliban, Afghans became voracious media consumers. Oscar-winner Eva Orner screens her new film, which documents the unusual success of TOLO, Afghanistan’s largest TV network.

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