Internet Governance: Measures Companies, Governments, and Citizens Should Take—and Their Pitfalls
UN expert David Kaye discusses his book on internet governance, including what to do about incitement, disinformation, repression, and surveillance. The future of human rights depends on how these challenges are addressed.
Art, Migration, and Public Space: An Evening with the 2019 Soros Arts Fellows
Soros Arts Fellows Firelei Baez, Tania El Khoury, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Nontsikelelo Mutiti share their work and discuss art, migration, and public space.
Financing Atrocity, Forging Accountability: New Strategies for International Justice
Economic crimes and grave violence often occur in tandem. But commercial companies involved in facilitating serious international crimes—or profiting from them—have rarely been held accountable by international courts.
Ask A Feminist—Shifting #MeToo from Red Carpets to Culture Change
Open Society presents a hard-hitting, lively talk about the #MeToo movement. Panelists will discuss shifting paradigms, restorative justice, and the ways celebrities both enabled and distorted the movement.
Film Screening and Q&A—Lazarus: A Tribeca Film Festival Entry about a Rising Malawian Pop Star with Albinism
Lazarus, rising Malawian pop star, joins Open Society to discuss albinism, discrimination, and the film about his life.
The Struggle to Ensure All People with Disabilities Can Live in a Home of Their Own
Following a screening of the Frontline/ProPublica documentary Right to Fail, a panel of activists and journalists discuss the rights of persons with disabilities to live and be included in their communities.
Ask a Feminist—What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
Author Sohaila Abdulali and filmmaker Vaishali Sinha will explore the narrative and perceptions of rape victims, power, and feminism in the era of the #MeToo movement.
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.
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?
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.
Film Screening and Q&A—Intelligent Lives
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.
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.