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Access to Knowledge

Access to knowledge is a founding principle of any open society. From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, legal information to scientific data, new technologies bring new opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. We support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.

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Talking Nonsense (and Benefiting from It): A Conversation with Jamie Holmes  

Jamie Holmes discusses his book, Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing, on navigating the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain modern world.

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Slowly but Surely, Armenia’s Schools Embrace Students of All Stripes

In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.

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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Global Narratives About Social Change  

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

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The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society  

By supporting artistic endeavors, we help make manifest our most ambitious goals and ideals.

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Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

In a tumultuous region gripped by religious extremism, a new kind of school system aims to instill children with a sense of science, critical thinking, and tolerance.

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For Those Seeking Education Opportunities Overseas, a Link to the Outside World

For students living in places with little access to information, figuring out how to study abroad can be daunting. A network of advising centers is changing that.