Open Society Fellows: Fall 2013
The Open Society Fellowship has selected three new fellows, who will begin their terms in late 2013 and 2014. They are:
Madawi al-Rasheed: Divine Politics: Mutations of Saudi Islamists
al-Rasheed, a social anthropologist, will look at whether young, middle-class, Saudi Islamists can contribute to democratization in the Kingdom and elsewhere in the Arab region.
Jennifer Gordon: Regulating Global Labor Supply Chains
Gordon, a law professor and activist, will address the substantial harms that global labor recruitment and subcontracting pose to workers’ rights, transparency, and democracy in an open society.
Timothy A. Wise: The Maize Trail: New Perspectives on the Global Food Crisis
Wise looks at the connections linking food, fuel, and financial markets in the context of a changing climate, by tracking the trade in maize from the United States to developing countries in Africa and Latin America.
See a list of current Open Society Fellows.
The Effect of the “War on Terror” on Pakistan
How has Pakistan experienced the “war on terror”? What have been the long-term implications of that war for the human rights of ordinary Pakistanis?
Debating the “War on Terror” Under Obama
In a spirited debate, David Cole and Jameel Jaffer evaluate counterterrorism policy under the Obama administration and the role of human rights groups in curbing the worst abuses.
Does Social Media Help or Hurt Democracy?
Critics argue the web’s culture of personalization undermines the exercise of democratic judgment.