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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.

Jan
19
2016
Justice Behind Bars: The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan

This discussion will feature a presentation of a new report that highlights the abuse of the criminal justice system during the current, unprecedented civil society crackdown in Azerbaijan.

Jan
14
2016
Association Commitments: What Progress in Reforms in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

During this conference, several stakeholders will assess the progress made by Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in the implementation of political reform commitments under their EU Association Agreements.

Location:

European Parliament, Room JAN 2Q2, 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047, Brussels, Belgium

Jan
13
2016
Film Screening and Q&A: Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation—adapted from Uzodinma Iweala’s novel—depicts the brutalities experienced by child soldiers. The event is linked to an Open Society publication about the impact of conflict on children’s education.

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.

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