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Dec
9
2015
The Impact of Drug Policy on the Environment (audio)
Leading up to the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs, a panel of researchers looks at how drug control policies perversely harm the natural environment.
Dec
2
2015
Policing and Public Health: Advancing Harm Reduction Strategies in Law Enforcement Practices

This event brings together experiences of researchers, harm reduction advocates, and law enforcement to describe how to protect the rights and health of the most vulnerable members of society.

Nov
30
2015
Ukraine’s Other Front: State of Play and Prospects on Reforms

Ukrainian and EU-based experts will bring insights from the country, as well as an international dimension, to the discussion on the state of implementation of reforms in Ukraine.

Nov
12
2015
Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

Join Atlantic Live for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic cover story “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” the complicated history of the nation’s justice system, and the future of prison reform.

Location:

The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20009

Nov
11
2015
Film Screening and Discussion: The State of Madness

Lo Stato della Follia (The State of Madness) is a documentary that exposes life within “criminal asylums” in Italy and the deprivation of basic rights for people with mental illness.

Nov
5
2015
Film Screening and Discussion: The Desert of Forbidden Art

The incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars is stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.

Location:

The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Pl, London W2 1QJ, United Kingdom

Nov
3
2015
Book Launch: We Too Sing America
Nationally renowned racial justice advocate Deepa Iyer shines a light on the ongoing racism directed against South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the decade and a half since 9/11.
Location:

Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

Oct
29
2015
Has the Refugee Crisis Damaged Citizens’ Trust in the EU Project?

This event links public trust towards mainstream political institutions to the current refugee crisis in Europe. This year’s Vienna Policy Conference focuses on ways to rebuild trust in Europe.

Location:

Hotel Meliá, Donau-City-Straße 7, Vienna 1220, Austria

Oct
29
2015
Building “Security”: The Lessons of Foreign Military Assistance to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Mali

This panel will assess the impact of corruption on the ability of the United States to build the capacity of foreign military forces.

Oct
28
2015
Violence and Impunity in Mexico: Ayotzinapa and Beyond

Experts discuss the systemic problems facing the justice system in Mexico’s Guerrero state, as outlined in a recent joint report by two Mexican human rights groups and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

Location:

John Jay College, New Building, Room L.61, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

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