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Oct
1
2014
Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Charles M. Blow, New York Times op-ed columnist, discusses his extraordinary life story—growing up in segregated, impoverished Louisiana.

Location:

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

Sep
30
2014
Erosion of Media Freedom in the Balkans: Shadows of the Nineties (audio)

Milka Tadic Mijovic sheds some light on the current situation of media and journalists in her home country of Montenegro and in the region more broadly.

Sep
29
2014
The Unintended Consequences of Right to Information (audio)

Open Society Fellow Prashant Sharma discusses unintended consequences of India’s Right to Information Act.

Sep
22
2014
Art and Conflict in the Arab Region (audio)

This conversation looks at the situation of art and artists across the Arab region, with a focus on the role of artists in the political turmoil of recent years.

Sep
22
2014
Shifting Strategies on Drug Policy: A Comparative Approach

After decades of orthodoxy and stringent enforcement of drug policies, the global counternarcotics regime is increasingly challenged.

Location:

The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

Sep
15
2014
Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster share the latest research and personal anecdotes in their new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.

Location:

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

Sep
10
2014
Triumphs of Dalit People Against Discrimination: An Insider View (audio)

Martin Macwan of Navsarjan Trust speaks about educational, socioeconomic, and legal interventions that have enabled Dalit people (previously known as “untouchables”) to triumph against severe discrimination in India.

Sep
8
2014
Freedom Summer: 50 Years and Beyond (audio)

Panelists discuss Freedom Summer, a Stanley Nelson documentary about the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, which occurred 50 years ago this year and proved to be instrumental in the U.S. movement for civil rights.

Aug
22
2014
Updates from Ukraine: Implications of a “Post-Maidan” Environment for Open Society (audio)

Inna Pidluska of Ukraine’s International Renaissance Foundation discusses Ukraine’s evolving political culture, early elections, and potential opportunities for civil society and parliamentarians to pursue a reform agenda.

Aug
4
2014
Resources for the Future: Partnering with Civil Society for Transparency and Accountability in Africa

This event alongside the U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit offered a platform for representatives from civil society, the private sector, and governments to share experiences on efforts to improve natural resource governance.

Location:

The Willard Washington, D.C. Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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