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OSI Forum: Obama's Dilemma—Guantánamo and Its Aftermath
OSI-New York
December 9, 2008
Panelists at this OSI event discussed policy questions arising from the incoming administration's plans to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay.  more
Former World Leaders Rally for Burma’s Political Prisoners, Call for UN Action
December 3, 2008
The Soros foundations network partnered with the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights and Freedom and others to garner presidential signatures calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners currently being held by Burma’s junta. more
OSI Forum: The U.S. Elections—Innovations in Organizing
OSI-New York
November 21, 2008
This OSI webcast looks at how nonpartisan groups can use innovative organizing and technology strategies to advance their agenda, and analyzes the role that emerging constituencies played in the recent elections.  more
OSI-Supported Film About Hurricane Katrina Shortlisted for Academy Award
November 19, 2008
Trouble the Water, a documentary film directed and produced by OSI fellow Tia Lessin, has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. more
Over $450,000 in Baltimore Community Fellowships Awarded to Eight City Residents to Work with Underserved Groups
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November 10, 2008
Projects include promoting Native American awareness, a women’s empowerment center, advocacy for transgender people, fitness training for at-risk youth, and outreach to women with HIV/AIDS.  more
OSI Forum: Human Rights and Civil Society in Uzbekistan
OSI-New York
November 3, 2008
The Open Society Institute presented a discussion on human rights and civil society in Uzbekistan with journalist and activist Umida Niazova.  more
OSI Forum: China Ink—The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism
OSI-New York
October 23, 2008
This OSI-hosted conversation with co-author Judy Polumbaum looked at changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese reporters and editors.  more
OSI Forum: The U.S. Economic Downturn
OSI-New York
October 20, 2008
This OSI webcast provides a snapshot of the roots of the downturn, the nuances of quick-fix policy solutions, and whether the institutions whose policies created the economic mess are now designing its solution.  more
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Ten Reasons to Oppose the Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission
December 1, 2008
This document co-produced by OSI and other leading human rights and HIV/AIDS organizations presents ten reasons why applying criminal law to HIV transmission is unjust and ineffective public policy.  more
Rights Not Rescue: A Report on Female, Trans, and Male Sex Workers’ Human Rights in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa
November 2008
Sex workers in Southern Africa are subjected to widespread human rights abuses, according to a report released by the Open Society Institute. more
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Twin Epidemics: The Struggle Against Tuberculosis and HIV
A series of multimedia pieces spotlighting OSI-supported efforts to address the needs of people dually infected with drug-resistant TB and HIV in Africa.  more
Moving Walls 15
The photographs in this OSI exhibit document abuse of power at Abu Ghraib and in North Korea, HIV education in Lesotho, industrial pollution in Bangladesh, daily life in Azerbaijan, and the separation wall between Mexico and the U.S.  more
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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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