What’s Next for Moria and the EU’s New Migration and Asylum Policy?
On September 23, the European Commission will present a long-delayed plan to overhaul EU migration and asylum policy, with new urgency created by the catastrophic fire at Moria. This conversation will explore what comes next.
Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Fueling the Rebirth of Labor Organizing?
COVID-19 has spurred a new wave of worker organizing—online and on the streets—grounded in racial and economic justice. This conversation examined the future of workers’ rights and Open Society’s efforts to promote them.
Old Roots, New Shoots? Making Europe’s Food Production System More Environmentally and Socially Sustainable
This discussion will explore recommendations from two new Open Society European Policy Institute publications about, respectively, factors driving labor exploitation in European agriculture and how to boost transparency in agri-food value chains.
Book Launch—Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie—And Why Trump Is Worse
Maya Wiley speaks with Eric Alterman about his new book, a history of presidential lying that reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded—and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous.
How the War on Drugs Continues to Fuel Authoritarianism
A panel of experts will examine the ways governments and their police forces continue to prosecute the war on drugs as the world is gripped by COVID-19 and roiled by protests against police brutality and racism.
Musicians with Albinism Celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day
This live-streamed event will feature musical performances, remarks from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, and short video clips from advocates for people with albinism from around the world.
High-Level Convening on UN Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
How can we develop a better, rights-respecting approach to security in a post COVID-19 world?
Book Launch—The Dissent Channel: Reimagining U.S. Diplomacy
Elizabeth Shackelford, who resigned from the U.S. State Department in protest of the Trump administration, discusses her new book with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Open Society’s Tom Perriello and Sarah Margon.
Book Launch and Q&A—Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs
Peter Andreas discusses his book Killer High, which tells the story of war through the lens of six psychoactive drugs: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine.
Film Screening and Q&A—Liquid Handcuffs: A Documentary to Free Methadone
Open Society’s screening of the first feature-length documentary using the lens of harm reduction to examine the methadone clinic system will feature a Q&A with co-director Helen Redmond.
Resistance in a Time of Fear: Through Shahidul Alam’s Lens
Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year, Shahidul Alam, talks about photography, activism, and the right to expression.
How the Syrian Government Targets Health Workers for Arrest, Detention, and Torture
This event marks the launch of the newest Physicians for Human Rights report, My Only Crime Was That I Was a Doctor.