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Feb
8
2018
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Book Launch—The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights

Michael Sfard has long worked to hold Israel accountable for rights abuses in its occupation of Palestinian land. His new book asks if legal action against the occupation actually bolsters its legitimacy.

Feb
1
2018
U.S. Guns and Violence in Mexico: A Growing Emergency

Experts and a father of a disappeared son address expanding U.S. legal exports and illegal trafficking of guns to Mexico, the current unprecedented violence, and what can be done.

Jan
25
2018
Drugs and the Darknet: Challenges and Opportunities (audio)

A conversation about how darknet markets, or “cryptomarkets,” are changing the way that people buy, sell, use, and make drugs around the world

Dec
13
2017
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Book Launch—Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams

Author John Feffer discusses his new book about dashed hopes and dreams in Eastern Europe.

Dec
12
2017
Counteracting Propaganda and Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine

Drawing on Ukraine's experience, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and the Open Society European Policy Institute discuss how to counter propaganda and disinformation.

Location:

Open Society European Policy Institute, Rue du Trône 130, Brussels, B-1050, Belgium

Dec
11
2017
Saving Bosnia: Looking Back at George Soros’s $50 Million Intervention After 25 Years (audio)

In 1993, George Soros made a bold move to help the besieged inhabitants of Sarajevo survive. On the 25th anniversary of the $50 million gift that made it possible, four people who helped make it happen will tell the story.

Dec
5
2017
Book Launch—War Is Only Half the Story: Ten Years of the Aftermath Project

War Is Only Half the Story celebrates a decade of the Aftermath Project's support of photography exploring what it takes to rebuild lives, restore society, and address the lingering impact of war.

Nov
23
2017
Quo Vadis Eastern Partnership? A Retrospective Look into the Future

This conference will critically assess the achievements of the Eastern Partnership policy, the effectiveness of its existing toolbox, and whether it has brought about real change on the ground.

Location:

European Endowment for Democracy, Rue de la Loi 34, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Nov
13
2017
To Protect and Serve: A Conversation About Sex Work, Policing, and Health

Join the New York City HIV Planning Group and the Open Society Public Health Program for a conversation about sex work, policing, and health in New York.

Nov
9
2017
An Evening with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning

The Open Society Public Health Program hosts an evening event with Drs. Chris Beyrer and Jennifer Leaning in honor of their years of service on the Public Health Program Advisory Board.

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