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Mar
18
2015
Protecting Women and Families from the War on Drugs: UN Sessions

This panel will present research demonstrating how the drug war particularly harms women, and will explore leveraging upcoming UN convenings to better promote and protect the human rights of women and families.

Mar
12
2015
Victories and Challenges for Media Defense: A Conversation with Media Legal Defense Initiative (audio)

Representatives from the Media Legal Defence Initiative discuss its work defending journalists, bloggers, and independent media against legal threats.

Mar
11
2015
School Discipline Book Launch with Dan Losen and Marsha Weissman (audio)

Celebrating the publication of two important new books, this event highlights some of the latest research on school discipline and will present substantive solutions for the future.

Mar
10
2015
Trials, Tribulations, and Tantalizing Possibilities in the New Ukraine (audio)

Svitlana Zalishchuk, a Maidan activist and now a parliamentarian in the Rada, discusses challenges reformers face in creating a “New Ukraine” in the context of war in the Eastern part of the country.

Mar
9
2015
Prison and Persecution in Turkmenistan

This discussion looks at the condition of human rights in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most repressive and least transparent countries.

Mar
2
2015
Sex, Drugs, and Canadian Politics: Advancing Human Rights for Sex Workers and People Who Use Drugs (audio)

Pivot Legal Society’s Katrina Pacey and Adrienne Smith discuss how the organization is advancing rights in Canada through litigation and advocacy.

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Feb
25
2015
Drugs Courts: A Fresh Approach or a Continuation of the Old Paradigm? (audio)

Drug courts, presented as an alternative to incarceration, are themselves controversial and problematic. Do these mandatory, court-supervised drug treatment programs hold up to scrutiny?

Jan
20
2015
The Long and Difficult Struggle for Accountability for Great Crimes: The Guatemala Case (audio)

A panel honors the contributions of Dr. Clyde Snow, who pioneered the critically important use of forensic anthropology in investigating human rights abuses.

Jan
15
2015
Stalin/Putin: Geopolitics, Power, Ideas (audio)

Stephen Kotkin and Bill Keller discuss Stalin’s history and how its reading could shed light on the public and political life of Putin’s Russia.

Jan
14
2015
Solving Wicked Problems: Lessons on Systems Change from Diverse Fields (audio)

Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.

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