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Oct
7
2015
Drugs and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment and Global Drug Control (audio)

The Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty convene a panel of experts to discuss capital punishment in the context of international law and global drug control.

Oct
7
2015
Community Not Confinement: Why the United States Shouldn’t Bring Back Asylums

Does the lack of adequate community support to Americans with mental disabilities justify a return to the asylum system? An expert panel discusses the history, ethics, and human rights concerns of institutionalization.

Sep
30
2015
Out of Harm’s Way: Alternatives to Public Injection in New York

An international panel of public health experts will explain how they implemented lifesaving supervised injecting sites and overdose prevention programs in their communities.

Location:

Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Sep
29
2015
Media Bias and Black Communities

Rashad Robinson and Stacey Patton will discuss how dehumanizing media coverage can reinforce bias and negatively impact black communities.

Location:

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

Sep
23
2015
Why and How Southern Africa Should Intensify Efforts to Meet Sustainable Development Goals

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa hosts a conversation about what will be necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals goals.

Sep
21
2015
Documenting Grave Crimes Against Children in Palestine

Two experts present a short film and discuss their efforts to challenge the official version of the killing of two teenagers by Israeli forces in May 2014.

Sep
17
2015
Tanzania’s Test: Can Free and Fair Elections Prevail?

A panel of civil society activists looks at the threats and opportunities surrounding upcoming elections in Tanzania.

Sep
14
2015
Provocateur, Genius, Scoundrel: A Frank Discussion with the Inimitable Gleb Pavlovsky (audio)

Gleb Pavlovsky, the mastermind behind much of the Kremlin’s ideological character and a prime architect of Putin’s “managed democracy,” takes part in this conversation on Russia.

Sep
14
2015
Quo Vadis: Ukraine? A Conversation with Two Leading Experts (audio)

Oleksandr Sushko and Balazs Jarabik discuss the state of reforms in Ukraine today.

Sep
8
2015
Inside Cracolândia: Promoting Health and Human Rights in Brazil’s “Cracklands”

Those working inside Brazil’s so-called urban “cracklands” will take part in a discussion on drugs, health, human rights, and policy reform.

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