Trade, Inclusive Prosperity, and Competition in 2021 and Beyond
A panel of experts discusses U.S. trade policy at a time of economic upheaval and a presidential transition.
Towards a Future without Mandatory Detention: A Three-Part Series of Dialogues with Frontline and Local Leaders
Three panels featuring frontline activists and local leaders discuss the rise of mandatory detention, assess the current situation, and explain how a world without mandatory detention would work to everyone’s benefit.
The Inside Outsider: Reconstructing the Black American Narrative
As storytellers working on the frontlines of protest, photographers Devin Allen and Ruddy Roye will discuss creating new narratives and combating the misrepresentation of Black communities and resistance.
Getting into Good Trouble: Exploring the Act of Protest Around the World
Waves of protest for social justice are flourishing, even as governments in many parts of the world meet protesters with violence. What can be done to protect our right to get into “good trouble”?
Re-Centering Governance in EU-Africa Relations
How might the German Presidency of the EU Council help to address structural inequities in EU-Africa relations?
What’s Next for Moria and the EU’s New Migration and Asylum Policy?
On September 23, the European Commission presented a long-delayed plan to overhaul EU migration and asylum policy, with new urgency created by the catastrophic fire at Moria. This conversation explored what comes next.
Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Fueling the Rebirth of Labor Organizing?
COVID-19 has spurred a new wave of worker organizing—online and on the streets—grounded in racial and economic justice. This conversation examined the future of workers’ rights and Open Society’s efforts to promote them.
Old Roots, New Shoots? Making Europe’s Food Production System More Environmentally and Socially Sustainable
This discussion will explore recommendations from two new Open Society European Policy Institute publications about, respectively, factors driving labor exploitation in European agriculture and how to boost transparency in agri-food value chains.
Book Launch—Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie—And Why Trump Is Worse
Maya Wiley speaks with Eric Alterman about his new book, a history of presidential lying that reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded—and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous.
How the War on Drugs Continues to Fuel Authoritarianism
A panel of experts will examine the ways governments and their police forces continue to prosecute the war on drugs as the world is gripped by COVID-19 and roiled by protests against police brutality and racism.
Musicians with Albinism Celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day
This live-streamed event will feature musical performances, remarks from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, and short video clips from advocates for people with albinism from around the world.
High-Level Convening on UN Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
How can we develop a better, rights-respecting approach to security in a post COVID-19 world?