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Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 | by Els Torreele, Piero Olliaro
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First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus, Liana Ghent
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Open Society Voices

University Law Clinics and the Growing Demand for EU Law

October 30, 2014

EU law affects the lives of virtually everyone living and working in the European Union, but not enough public interest lawyers specialize in this field. Clinical legal education seeks to close the gap.

Case Watch: Peru’s Constitutional Court Hears Challenge to Blanket Military Secrecy

October 30, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Peru's constitutional court is considering a challenge to an executive decree that declares that “all information or documentation” related to security and national defense “is by its nature secret.”

Messages about Turkmenistan Darken American Congratulations

October 29, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

What’s going on inside this Central Asian autocracy raises questions about how American policymakers prioritize human rights in foreign relations.

Grantee Spotlight

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Children’s Right to Education Must Prevail Amid Privatization

October 28, 2014 | by Kate Linkins

The global rise and lack of regulation of privatization in education deepens inequality across the world. A UN report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve education as a public good.

Grantee Spotlight

Ukrainians to Learn the “Price” of the State

October 28, 2014

A new, interactive project is out to prove that better-educated Ukrainians will elect better government officials, and make leaders more accountable for their conduct.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

Tracking American Counterterrorism Money to Dark Places

October 24, 2014 | by Lora Lumpe

A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

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