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Mar
14
2019
The Real Causes of (and Solutions to) Drug Use and Addiction

Johann Hari, best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, speaks with Human Rights Watch’s Jasmine Tyler about the causes of drug use and drug dependency, and what they can tell us about solutions to the drug overdose crisis.

Mar
14
2019
The Failures and Future of the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is facing fundamental questions about its performance at every level. What might reform might look like?

Feb
28
2019
55 Shades of Gay: The Intersection of Theater and Rights in the Balkans

In anticipation of the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, Open Society presents a discussion about the role of theater and arts in promoting open society and LGBTI rights in the Balkans.

Feb
26
2019
Integration Within Association: New Perspectives on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

A panel of experts will discuss the EU-Ukraine reform and integration agenda for 2019 and beyond.

Location:

Open Society European Policy Institute

Feb
21
2019
Is Democratization in Georgia Working?
A panel of experts will explore Georgia’s achievements and setbacks in the reform process five years after signing an association agreement with the European Union.
Location:

European Endowment for Democracy, Rue de la Loi 34, Brussels, 9th Floor

Feb
13
2019
Talking About Race: Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg talks with Judge Robert Bell about the current-day relevance of Plessy v. Ferguson’s “separate but equal” doctrine.

Location:

Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Jan
23
2019
Film Screening and Q&A—Intelligent Lives (audio)

Dan Habib joins Open Society for a screening of his new film, which explores the value of attempts to measure intelligence as a way to predict a person’s potential to contribute meaningfully to the world.

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 (audio)(video)

A panel of experts explores 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.

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