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Jan
22
2019
Law Versus Power: Our Global Fight for Human Rights

Wolfgang Kaleck, a leading German human rights lawyer, shares his insights after more than two decades involved in the global struggle to hold powerful people and governments accountable for abuses.

Jan
17
2019
Women in Prison: The Devastating Impact of Rising Incarceration in the Americas

A panel of experts will explore innovative strategies being launched to counter rising incarceration rates among women in the Americas.

Dec
18
2018
Film Screening and Q&A—Call Her Ganda

Director PJ Raval joins Open Society for a screening of his award-winning film about the 2014 murder of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude by a U.S. Marine—and the political uprising it inspired.

Dec
6
2018
Women Challenging Norms to Power Economies Winners Celebration

Ashoka, UN Women, and the Open Society Foundations celebrate the winners of our Challenging Norms, Powering Economies: Women and Non-Traditional Partners in Africa and the Middle East challenge.

Location:

UN Women, 220 E 42nd Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Dec
6
2018
Is Italian Agriculture a “Pull Factor” for Irregular Migration—and, If So, Why?

The Open Society European Policy Institute and the European University Institute launch a new report exploring factors underlying the demand for exploitable migrant labor in Italian agriculture.

Location:

Museum of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Nov
29
2018
Moving Beyond Libya’s Political Deadlock: What Role for the EU?

The European Policy Centre and the Open Society European Policy Institute convene a panel of experts on Libya to discuss the situation on the ground and efforts to stabilize the country.

Nov
14
2018
Film Screening and Discussion—When “Do-Gooders” Do Harm

Last month, ProPublica broke a shocking exposé about sexual abuse in an American charity in Liberia. We will explore what happens when good intentions among NGOs collide with the realities of operating without accountability.

Nov
12
2018
Madness and Human Rights: Ideas about the Past and Future of Mental Health Treatment (audio)

John Trainor explores how learning from society’s past reactions to mental illness can lead to better treatment strategies for the future.

Oct
30
2018
Celebrating 20 Years of Open Society Institute–Baltimore with Patrick Gaspard and the 2018 Open Society Institute Community Fellows (audio)(video)

In the last of Open Society Institute-Baltimore's 20th Anniversary special events, Open Society Foundations president Patrick Gaspard discusses the challenges to open societies around the world.

Location:

The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Oct
24
2018
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Book Launch—American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear (audio)(video)

Khaled A. Beydoun’s new book considers the history of Islamophobia in the United States and the ways anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in the U.S. legal system.

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