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Suppose We Had a Real Democracy in the United States? A Time for Imagination
Gara LaMarche
Feb. 3, 2004
In a speech at the University of California at Irvine, OSI Vice President and Director of U.S. Programs Gara LaMarche discussed why he thinks the country's democratic system is severely flawed and offered suggestions to improve it. more
OSI Awards More Than $1.5 Million Nationwide to Winners of 2004 Soros Justice Fellowships
The 22 Soros Justice Fellows include distinguished scholars, journalists, the longest tenured death row inmate to be freed, advocates, lawyers, and community leaders—all working to restore fairness and discretion to the U.S. criminal justice system.  more
EUMAP and ERRC Release Report on Roma and Sinti Women in Germany
January 21, 2004
A "shadow" report from OSI's European Monitoring and Advocacy Program and the European Roma Rights Center concludes that Roma and Sinti women in Germany lag behind other German women in key areas including education, employment, and health care.  more
Bush Has Neglected the Balkans For Too Long
Laura Silber
Jan. 13, 2004
OSI Senior Policy Advisor Laura Silber argues in an op-ed that the U.S. should pay closer attention to the southeast Balkans or risk economic and political deterioration in the region.  more
Ideas for an Open Society: Justice Reinvestment
November 2003
Susan Tucker and Eric Cadora argue that the national dependence on mass incarceration in the United States reflects an approach to imprisonment that actually sacrifices public safety. more
OSI Statement on U.S. Campaign Finance Reform and Independent Organizations
Official OSI statement regarding its role and the role of George Soros in ongoing debates over campaign finance reform legislation in the United States. more
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Open Minds: Opportunities for Gender Equity in Education
A publication from OSI’s Education Support Program and Network Women's Program that presents a regional overview of gender equity in education as part of an effort to promote educational reform in Central and South Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. more
OSI’s Activities in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and STIs
January 2004
A document from the Public Health Programs that highlights, from a regional perspective, past and current OSI activities in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections. more
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OSI Forum: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
OSI-New York
Nov. 13, 2003
A former U.S. State Department official and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author discussed human rights, humanitarian intervention, and government policy both today and during the turbulent 1990s.  more
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Resource Links
A sampling of links to other organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit, that provide information and resources related to OSI's work. more
George Soros
Founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute and Soros foundations network. more
OSI Statement on George Soros’s Political Activities
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