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Jan
13
2016
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Talking Nonsense (and Benefiting from It): A Conversation with Jamie Holmes (audio)

Jamie Holmes discusses his book, Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing, on navigating the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain modern world.

Jan
7
2016
City of Thorns: A Conversation with Ben Rawlence (Washington, D.C.)

Human rights activist and writer Ben Rawlence speaks about his new book, City of Thorns, which deals with daily life and the struggle for survival in the world’s largest refugee camp.

Jan
6
2016
City of Thorns: A Conversation with Ben Rawlence (New York) (audio)

Human rights activist and writer Ben Rawlence speaks about his new book, City of Thorns, which deals with daily life and the struggle for survival in the world’s largest refugee camp.

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

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