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Jun
10
2015
Roundtable Discussion with the Ombudsman of Georgia

Ucha Nanuashvili, ombudsman of Georgia, will provide an update on the human rights situation in the country.

Jun
9
2015
Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy (audio)

Fred Abrahams, author of the new book Modern Albania, will give an inside account of the fall of communism in Albania and efforts to rebuild after decades of labor camps, thought police, and one-party rule.

Jun
5
2015
Using Transparency to Strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System

This event features a presentation on the work of a new panel of experts monitoring the forthcoming election of new members to the Inter-American region’s human rights commission and court.

May
28
2015
Digital Echoes: Understanding Patterns of Mass Violence with Data and Statistics (audio)

Patrick Ball of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group presents real-world cases of how accurately understanding patterns of violence is increasingly important to advancing rights and justice.

May
21
2015
Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare (audio)

Scott Horton discusses his new book, Lords of Secrecy, which explores national security debates including the turn to private security contractors, sweeping surveillance methods, and the use of robotic weapons such as drones.

May
18
2015
Exiled to Nowhere: Discussions on Intolerance and Inclusion in Burma

As part of the global tour of the photography exhibition Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, this discussion focuses on the challenges and intolerance facing ethnic minorities in Burma.

May
14
2015
Fears and Suspicions Around Foreign Philanthropy in India (audio)

This discusion explores the Indian government’s increasing regulation of NGOs and its ramifications for civil society.

May
13
2015
Civil Society Voices: How the EU Should Engage Its Eastern Neighbours

As EU policymakers prepare for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, the Open Society European Policy Institute launches a new report about the EU’s role and influence regarding countries in the region.

May
1
2015
Getting the Balance Right: Security Assistance and Democratic Governance

The White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress have all supported increased assistance to foreign military forces as a key component of U.S. strategy, including for counterterrorism. Is it working?

Apr
28
2015
Free Markets vs. Human Rights: Does India Have to Make a Choice? (audio)

Harsh Mander discusses the tension between economic liberalization and a rights-based approach to development and governance in India.

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