The "Forgotten" Muslims of Southeastern Europe Kerem Oktem January 18, 2012 BLOG Any debate on Muslims in Europe needs to take into consideration the historical experience of Muslims in the Balkans and the challenges they continue to face.
Why Are World Leaders Turning Their Backs on Africa? Stephen Lewis January 17, 2012 BLOG The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved and prolonged millions of lives. Yet at this precise moment when the global community should be doing all it can to support the Fund, it is under the most serious assault it has endured in its ten-year history.
Advancing Education Reform with "Writers Bloc" Kamila Shamsie and Hugh McLean January 13, 2012 BLOG A group of writers including Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Adiche, and Aleksander Hemon take a look at education systems in conflict-affected countries around the world.
How the EU Can Foster Change in Closed Societies Jacqueline Hale January 13, 2012 BLOG The creation of a European Endowment for Democracy could provide vital support for activists trying to open up closed societies without the stifling restrictions normally connected to EU assistance.
Israel's Supreme Court Condones Discriminatory Citizenship Law Sebastian Kohn January 12, 2012 BLOG In a setback for equal rights, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a series of petitions challenging a law that, among other things, makes it impossible for Palestinians to acquire Israeli citizenship through marriage.
Gitmo: Then and Now Larry Siems January 10, 2012 BLOG Stacks of formerly classified documents about a torture program may seem like cold and impersonal things, but what they contain couldn't be more intimate or harrowingly human.
Identity and Belonging in East London Helene Irving January 9, 2012 BLOG BBC correspondent Razia Iqbal talks about her experience interviewing students about life in a diverse and multicultural East London community.
Thank You, Gordon Hirabayashi and Robert Carter Luna Yasui and Thomas Hilbink January 9, 2012 BLOG The lives of two American heroes ended quietly last week—two Americans who believed deeply in the Constitution, its meaning, and its promise. Despite facing some of the ugliest aspects of our nation's actions, both stood by their beliefs that America could do better.
Salzburg Seminar: Palliative Care for Patients with TB or HIV/TB Salzburg, Austria February 26, 2012 The International Palliative Care Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program will convene a professional seminar focused on providing palliative care for patients with TB or HIV/TB coinfection. The course is recommended for physicians in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union who provide direct care to patients with TB or who play a major role in developing public health policies for the care of patients with TB.
The New Face of Digital Populism December 21, 2011 This quantitative report by UK think tank Demos explores online support for populist parties and provides new insight into how politics and political engagement are changing as a result of social media.
A Community for All: Implementing Article 19 The Community for All guide and checklist offers a detailed look at the rights identified in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, especially Article 19 which provides for the right to live independently and be included in the community.