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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

Oct
27
2015
A History of Segregation

Elizabeth Nix will bring examples of structural racism and white privilege to light by talking about the history of Baltimore.

Location:

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Oct
26
2015
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Global Narratives About Social Change (audio)

An international panel of advocates discusses the possibilities and limitations of deploying strategic litigation as a tool for social change.

Oct
21
2015
Opening Reception for Moving Walls 23: Journeys

Moving Walls 23: Journeys is an exhibition that highlights the spaces—both physical and psychological—inhabited by people pursuing freedom, security, and a more self-determined future.

Oct
20
2015
Effective Criminal Defense in Latin America: New Report Launch

James L. Cavallaro of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights delivers keynote remarks at the launch of a survey of criminal defense rights in six Latin American countries.

Oct
15
2015
Rights for Domestic Workers

Ai-jen Poo and Gustavo Torres will talk about structural changes in the job market that have resulted in many day laborers, especially among immigrants and people of color.

Location:

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Oct
14
2015
Fighting Racial Discrimination in Housing: Forced Evictions against Roma

This hearing will take stock of the systematic forced evictions of Roma in Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, and France.

Location:

European Parliament, Bât. Altiero Spinelli, Room 4Q2, 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium

Oct
9
2015
Using Culture to Address Intractable Urban Problems: A Talk with the Former Mayor of Bogotá

As Open Society works to reduce homicides in Latin America and help cities implement the new Sustainable Development Goals, Antanas Mockus’s experience as the former mayor of Bogotá offers valuable lessons.

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