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Mar
7
2018
Book Launch—Parting Song: Poems from Prison

Batyr Berdyev is among the 112 confirmed disappeared persons in Turkmenistan. His book of poetry was written behind bars—where Berdyev was last heard from in 2005.

Mar
6
2018
Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era (audio)

The #MeToo movement is beginning to address the wrongs of carceral feminism through a more democratized process. Panelists discuss potential opportunities and pitfalls in the search for justice.

Mar
5
2018
Book Launch—International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways for Social Change (audio)(video)

A new book examines international scholarships from their design to evaluation—and their relationship to social change.

Feb
28
2018
Aftershock—A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams: John Feffer in Conversation with Tina Rosenberg (audio)

Speaking with Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Tina Rosenberg, John Feffer discusses his new book on Central and Eastern Europe’s multiple transformations and the fate of the liberal project.

Feb
26
2018
What Makes a Startup Succeed? A Book Talk on Social Startup Success (audio)

A conversation with Kathleen Kelly Janus about her new book, Social Startup Success, and the development of organizations that work effectively for social change.

Feb
8
2018
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Book Launch—The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights (audio)(video)

Michael Sfard has long worked to hold Israel accountable for rights abuses in its occupation of Palestinian land. His new book asks if legal action against the occupation actually bolsters its legitimacy.

Feb
1
2018
U.S. Guns and Violence in Mexico: A Growing Emergency

Experts and a father of a disappeared son address expanding U.S. legal exports and illegal trafficking of guns to Mexico, the current unprecedented violence, and what can be done.

Jan
25
2018
Drugs and the Darknet: Challenges and Opportunities (audio)

A conversation about how darknet markets, or “cryptomarkets,” are changing the way that people buy, sell, use, and make drugs around the world

Dec
13
2017
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Book Launch—Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams

Author John Feffer discusses his new book about dashed hopes and dreams in Eastern Europe.

Dec
12
2017
Counteracting Propaganda and Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine

Drawing on Ukraine's experience, the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels and the Open Society European Policy Institute discuss how to counter propaganda and disinformation.

Location:

Open Society European Policy Institute, Rue du Trône 130, Brussels, B-1050, Belgium

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