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Jun
21
2017
Building a New Legal Infrastructure Toward Confronting Hate Incidents in the United States (video)

The Open Society Foundations welcome the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for a conversation about their work responding to the rise in hate incidents in the United States that began in late 2016.

Jun
8
2017
Talking About Race: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color

A discussion on the historical tensions between drug policy advocates and communities of color, which have carried the heaviest burden in both health consequences and punitive criminal justice responses to drug use.

Location:

University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Court Room, 1401 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Jun
5
2017
Using Transparency to Strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System
Members of an independent experts panel present their evaluation of the six nominated candidates vying for three vacant positions on the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights.
Location:

Open Society Foundations-Washington DC

Jun
1
2017
Grand Corruption Without Borders: U.S. Commitment to Responsible Assets Repatriation
Two panels of experts discuss how repatriation of stolen assets to states ruled by authoritarian and kleptocratic regimes is problematic.
Jun
1
2017
Brussels Economic Forum 2017

Open Society Foundations founder and chairman George Soros gives the keynote speech at the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

Location:

Webcast only

May
22
2017
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Book Launch—Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent

Everyday Africa features photos that find beauty in ordinary life in Africa—and shift perceptions from sensationalized extremes to a more textured reality.

May
18
2017
Addiction Now: Safe Injection Facilities as a Public Health Strategy

Join Open Society Institute–Baltimore and the New Day Campaign to discuss how safe injection facilities reduce overdoses and increase access to treatment.

Location:

Maryland Art Place, 218 W Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

May
8
2017
Locking Up Our Own: James Forman Jr. in Conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad (audio)

A lunchtime conversation about James Foreman Jr.’s acclaimed new book on race and criminal justice, which traces the zero-tolerance approach to crime and drugs back to some unlikely origins.

Apr
27
2017
Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights (audio)

A conversation launches an Open Society Justice Initiative report that draws on interviews with community members, litigators, and activists from Kenya, Malaysia, and Paraguay.

Apr
27
2017
The Disappearing Trial: What’s Justice in a World with More Guilty Pleas?

Fair Trials launches The Disappearing Trial—a new report examining the global spread of trial waiver systems.

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