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Mar
15
2016
Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement
A new book provides firsthand accounts from 16 current and formerly incarcerated people of what it is like to be kept alone in a cell.
Mar
10
2016
Against the Odds: CICIG in Guatemala

The UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala played a central role in exposing a series of scandals that brought down a president.

Mar
10
2016
Going After Ill-Gotten Gains: Assets Recovery as a Remedy for the Victims of Grand Corruption

This conference will discuss ways to provide remedies for mass citizen victims of grand corruption, based on case studies from three very different countries: Uzbekistan, Equatorial Guinea, and Ukraine.

Mar
2
2016
Reforms in Ukraine: Milestones for 2016

Experts from the Reanimation Package of Reforms and the EU Support Group for Ukraine take stock of reform efforts in 2015 and examine areas of critical importance for the year ahead.

Feb
24
2016
#VoteBmore 2016 Mayoral Primary Forum

Open Society Institute–Baltimore, Associated Black Charities, and Baltimore City Paper host the first of two mayoral forums in advance of the April 26 primaries.

Location:

Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21212

Feb
17
2016
On the Front Lines of Environmental Justice

Open Society Fellow Chitrangada Choudhury and ActionAid USA senior policy analyst Brandon Wu locate demands for environmental justice on the international policy agenda and within the realities of rural India.

Feb
9
2016
Drug Crop Production, Poverty, and Development

An international panel of researchers and growers from Colombia, Morocco, Peru, and the United States discuss the role of drug crop production in poverty and development.

Feb
8
2016
With Targets on Their Backs: Providing Health Care in Conflicts Without Rules (audio)

An expert panel explores how violations of medical neutrality are used as weapons of war—and the impact this has on humanitarian organizations offering aid.

Feb
4
2016
Examining Binaries: The Private Sector and the State in Development Processes (audio)

Two Open Society Fellows discuss public–private partnerships in education and natural resource exploitation in India.

Feb
1
2016
Fifteen Years of Fighting Terror: Lessons for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates (audio)

An expert panel discusses alternative approaches to combating terrorism—including less reliance on the military, a tougher line on bad governance, and closer work with civil society.

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