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Apr
19
2018
Images and Democracy: Photography and Shaping Contemporary South African Culture

Market Photo Workshop’s Lekgetho Makola, artist Lebohang Kganye, and Africa is a Country’s Sean Jacobs discuss the role of photography in shaping memory and contemporary culture in South Africa.

Apr
17
2018
Book Launch—Have the Mountains Fallen? Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War

Azamat Altay was the voice of democracy on Radio Liberty. Chingiz Aitmatov became a renowned novelist in Soviet Kyrgyzstan. Despite being pulled apart by the Cold War, they were joined by a common mission to champion freedom.

Apr
12
2018
Bad Idea: The Rise of Illiberal Values and the Exporting of Repression Across the Former Soviet Union

A panel of experts will explore the Foreign Policy Centre's recent research into how authoritarian values are promoted and developed within, and exported from, the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Apr
9
2018
The Rise of Fake News and Social Media Manipulation in Latin American Politics (audio)

Brexit and the 2016 U.S. elections shed light on the alarming rise of post-truth politics, fueled by fake news, media manipulation, and populist movements. What are the implications for five upcoming Latin American elections?

Apr
3
2018
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Book Launch—The Peacemaker’s Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict (audio)

Priscilla Hayner’s new book explores the dilemmas that arise when peacemakers seem to have to choose between settling an armed conflict and holding accountable those responsible for severe human rights violations.

Mar
16
2018
Seminar: Asset Recovery at the Intersection of International Law on Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Research shows that corruption extracts billions of dollars globally each year, but only a fraction of that has ever been returned. How can coalitions for responsible asset repatriation use human rights law to do better?

Mar
12
2018
The Global Pain Crisis: Narrowing the Gap in Access to Palliative Care

A panel of health experts discuss fighting for better access to pain relief for palliative care in India and Latin America.

Mar
7
2018
Implementation of the EU–Moldova Association Agreement: Views from Civil Society

In the run-up to the next EU–Moldova Association Council in April, this discussion will provide an assessment of Moldova’s implementation of the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

Mar
7
2018
Book Launch—Parting Song: Poems from Prison

Batyr Berdyev is among the 112 confirmed disappeared persons in Turkmenistan. His book of poetry was written behind bars—where Berdyev was last heard from in 2005.

Mar
6
2018
Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era (audio)

The #MeToo movement is beginning to address the wrongs of carceral feminism through a more democratized process. Panelists discuss potential opportunities and pitfalls in the search for justice.

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