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May
18
2015
Exiled to Nowhere: Discussions on Intolerance and Inclusion in Burma

As part of the global tour of the photography exhibition Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, this discussion focuses on the challenges and intolerance facing ethnic minorities in Burma.

May
14
2015
Fears and Suspicions Around Foreign Philanthropy in India (audio)

This discusion explores the Indian government’s increasing regulation of NGOs and its ramifications for civil society.

May
13
2015
Civil Society Voices: How the EU Should Engage Its Eastern Neighbours

As EU policymakers prepare for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, the Open Society European Policy Institute launches a new report about the EU’s role and influence regarding countries in the region.

May
1
2015
Getting the Balance Right: Security Assistance and Democratic Governance

The White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress have all supported increased assistance to foreign military forces as a key component of U.S. strategy, including for counterterrorism. Is it working?

Apr
28
2015
Free Markets vs. Human Rights: Does India Have to Make a Choice? (audio)

Harsh Mander discusses the tension between economic liberalization and a rights-based approach to development and governance in India.

Apr
20
2015
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Machinations and Manipulations: Bots, Big Data, and the Internet of Things

Philip Howard, professor of technology and international affairs, will present his latest book, Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up, followed by an open discussion.

Apr
15
2015
Film Screening: African Grandmothers Tribunal

Watch and discuss a new documentary about six African grandmothers who, despite stigma and abuse, care for children orphaned by AIDS. In 2013 they traveled to Canada to give powerful testimony to a landmark people’s tribunal.

Apr
3
2015
From the Front Lines in Ferguson: A Conversation about Policing, Race, and Justice (audio)

Open Society grantees discuss the context of racially charged troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, and current prospects for change.

Apr
1
2015
Is It Possible to Do Justice in Guatemala?

The former attorney general of Guatemala discusses whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.

Mar
25
2015
The Eastern Partnership in 2014: Turning Point for Some, Insecurity for All

Panelists discuss the latest edition of the European Integration Index for Eastern Partnership Countries.

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