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Changing Constitutional Law in the Post-Scalia Era: Lessons from the Past for the Future

Award-winning constitutional scholar David Cole discusses his new book, Engines of Liberty, which explores how citizen activists have successfully shaped constitutional law.

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Scaling Up on Legal Empowerment

Basic legal services and advice should be available to all. A new Open Society initiative is trying to make that a reality in nine target countries.

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A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law  

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

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U.S. Military Assistance and Children’s Rights Violations: Lessons from Afghanistan

This expert panel will explore the record of conditionality on U.S. aid to Afghanistan and the practical steps that can be taken to improve implementation of U.S. laws relating to military assistance.

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Countering Tajik–Afghan Border Insecurity

Join the Open Society Foundations for a discussion on Tajik-Afghan border communities and recommendations for border security policy.

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After Decades of Conflict, Colombia Could Finally Be on the Precipice of Peace

Colombia is nearing a historic peace agreement with the leftist guerrilla group FARC, but will face many obstacles in implementing the deal.