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Jun
1
2017
Grand Corruption Without Borders: U.S. Commitment to Responsible Assets Repatriation
Two panels of experts discuss how repatriation of stolen assets to states ruled by authoritarian and kleptocratic regimes is problematic.
Jun
1
2017
Brussels Economic Forum 2017

Open Society Foundations founder and chairman George Soros gives the keynote speech at the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

Location:

Webcast only

May
22
2017
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Book Launch—Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent

Everyday Africa features photos that find beauty in ordinary life in Africa—and shift perceptions from sensationalized extremes to a more textured reality.

May
18
2017
Addiction Now: Safe Injection Facilities as a Public Health Strategy

Join Open Society Institute–Baltimore and the New Day Campaign to discuss how safe injection facilities reduce overdoses and increase access to treatment.

Location:

Maryland Art Place, 218 W Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

May
8
2017
Locking Up Our Own: James Forman Jr. in Conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad (audio)

A lunchtime conversation about James Foreman Jr.’s acclaimed new book on race and criminal justice, which traces the zero-tolerance approach to crime and drugs back to some unlikely origins.

Apr
27
2017
Impacts of Strategic Litigation on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights (audio)

A conversation launches an Open Society Justice Initiative report that draws on interviews with community members, litigators, and activists from Kenya, Malaysia, and Paraguay.

Apr
27
2017
The Disappearing Trial: What’s Justice in a World with More Guilty Pleas?

Fair Trials launches The Disappearing Trial—a new report examining the global spread of trial waiver systems.

Apr
18
2017
Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like

A live town hall event examining the experience of being incarcerated in America, and its impact on the criminal justice reform movement.

Location:

BRIC Studios, 647 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Apr
17
2017
Talking About Race—Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Black America: A Conversation with James Forman Jr. (audio)

Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman Jr. talks about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

Location:

University of Baltimore’s Moot Court Room, 1401 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Apr
11
2017
Accounting for Violence: How to Increase Safety and Reduce Our Failed Reliance on Mass Incarceration

A forum of leaders in criminal justice discuss strategies to reduce both violence and mass incarceration.

Location:

Tumblr, 35 E. 21st Street, New York, NY 10010

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