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Apr
9
2018
The Rise of Fake News and Social Media Manipulation in Latin American Politics (audio)

Brexit and the 2016 U.S. elections shed light on the alarming rise of post-truth politics, fueled by fake news, media manipulation, and populist movements. What are the implications for five upcoming Latin American elections?

Apr
3
2018
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Book Launch—The Peacemaker’s Paradox: Pursuing Justice in the Shadow of Conflict (audio)

Priscilla Hayner’s new book explores the dilemmas that arise when peacemakers seem to have to choose between settling an armed conflict and holding accountable those responsible for severe human rights violations.

Mar
16
2018
Seminar: Asset Recovery at the Intersection of International Law on Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Research shows that corruption extracts billions of dollars globally each year, but only a fraction of that has ever been returned. How can coalitions for responsible asset repatriation use human rights law to do better?

Mar
12
2018
The Global Pain Crisis: Narrowing the Gap in Access to Palliative Care (audio)(video)

A panel of health experts discuss fighting for better access to pain relief for palliative care in India and Latin America.

Mar
7
2018
Implementation of the EU–Moldova Association Agreement: Views from Civil Society

In the run-up to the next EU–Moldova Association Council in April, this discussion will provide an assessment of Moldova’s implementation of the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

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.

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