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.
Film Screening and Q&A—When We Walk
Living with a severe form of multiple sclerosis, filmmaker Jason DaSilva—who will be present for a Q&A at this screening—examines the national healthcare crisis as he tries to be closer to his son who lives 2,000 miles away.
The Story of the First Two Nations to Pass Landmark Disability Rights Law
Three Latin American advocates discuss Peru and Colombia recently becoming the first countries in the world to fully recognize the right of every person to exercise their legal capacity.