From Austerity to Inclusive Development: A Political Lens to Improving IMF Program Design in MENA
Taking place on the occasion of the World Bank annual meetings in Marrakech, this event explores how the International Monetary Fund can better respond to political and economic realities in countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Allende vs. Big Tech: The Santiago Boys
Evgeny Morozov discusses The Santiago Boys, his recently released nine-part podcast about the tech adventures of Salvador Allende.
Beyond Prohibition: Unpacking the Connection Between Drug Policies and Sustainable Development Priorities
This UN General Assembly side event, designed to help inform more effective national development plans and strategies, explores the intricate relationship between drug policies and development.
Multilateralism by the Numbers: What People Want and How to Deliver It
New findings from Open Society’s global poll, surveying thirty countries on issues related to democracy, rights, multilateralism, and more, will be presented for the first time at this discussion about increasingly complex global crises.
Art Exhibition: We Are the Seeds—the Art of Myanmar’s Spring Revolution
This interdisciplinary exhibition showcases contemporary Myanmar art and artists’ visions of resistance against the military coup while looking toward Myanmar’s future.
The Promise and Pitfalls of Strategic Litigation and Critical Lawyering
Litigation in the public interest has become a global phenomenon and is now practiced on all continents. How should litigators striving to better the world better understand their role and their craft?
The Evolution of Reparations into Contemporary Remedies
This in-person discussion explores the subject of reparations and access to justice for communities ravaged by crimes against humanity and the catastrophic repercussions of colonialism that continue to this day.
Drug Decriminalization: From Punitive Policies to Effective Solutions
As state legislatures across the U.S. are considering a return to ineffective, punitive drug policies, policy experts explore ways for lawmakers to more successfully address a worsening overdose crisis and rising incarceration rates.
The Human Costs of the Failing Global Debt System
New research backed by Open Society shows that the current global debt system is no longer working—causing delays in restructuring that are intensifying the human costs in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Beyond the Ballot: Nigeria’s Role in a Changing World
In a region plagued by climate breakdown, armed conflict, food insecurity, and extreme poverty, will Nigeria’s newly-elected president set out the kind of effective development agenda needed for a more positive and productive period ahead?
Social Equity Up Front: A Progress Report on Cannabis Regulation from New York Officials
The 2021 Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act in New York state has become a global reference point for cannabis legalization that prioritizes racial justice, equity, and restitution. How is it going in practice?
Art Exhibition Opening: The Time Has Come
This exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art is presented on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.