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Dec 14, 2017, 08:51 ET Patrick Gaspard nommé président des Open Society Foundations

Aujourd'hui, les Open Society Foundations ont annoncé que Patrick Gaspard avait été désigné comme président à compter du 1er janvier 2018. Il a géré...


Dec 14, 2017, 07:39 ET Patrick Gaspard ha sido nombrado presidente de Open Society Foundations

Open Society Foundations ha anunciado hoy el nombramiento de Patrick Gaspard como presidente, con fecha efectiva a partir del 1 de enero de 2018, y...


Dec 14, 2017, 07:35 ET Patrick Gaspard zum Präsidenten der Open Society Foundations ernannt

Die Open Society Foundations gaben heute die Ernennung von Patrick Gaspard zum Präsidenten mit Wirkung vom 1. Januar 2018 bekannt. Er hat die...


Jul 26, 2017, 15:30 ET Foundations Announce 2017 Soros Justice Fellows

The 2016 election ushered in a dramatic shift in the landscape for criminal justice reform. The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the...


Apr 20, 2017, 13:01 ET Caroline Anstey Named Chief Operations Officer of the Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations today announced that Caroline Anstey, formerly of UBS Group and the World Bank, will assume the role of chief operations ...


Apr 18, 2017, 10:20 ET Eight Million Dollar Gift Jumpstarts New Era for Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) announced today that it will receive an $8 million gift from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a longtime funder...


Mar 20, 2017, 17:09 ET Open Society Foundations Announces 2017 Soros Equality Fellows

The Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the recipients of the Soros Equality Fellowship, a new initiative to help emerging mid-career...


Dec 16, 2016, 11:03 ET Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative promotes Canada's private refugee sponsorship model

The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative met in Ottawa this week for a three-day launch event that brought together 90 participants, including...


Nov 23, 2016, 08:00 ET Open Society Foundations Announce $10 Million Initiative to Confront Hate

In response to the national wave of hate incidents, the threat of forcible removal of undocumented immigrants, and the fear pervading communities...


Nov 16, 2016, 10:30 ET Open Society Foundations Announce 2016 Leadership in Government Fellows

The Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the recipients of the Leadership in Government Fellowship, a new initiative supporting seasoned...


Jun 20, 2016, 04:01 ET Open Society Foundations Announce 2016 Soros Justice Fellows

The prison-to-school pipeline. Incarceration and the digital divide. How the child welfare system responds to parental substance use. The long quest...


Apr 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Russell Simmons, Melissa Harris-Perry, John Forte, Dr. Carl Hart, Matthew Heineman and Angie Martinez to Join 40 Artists at "The Museum of Drug Policy"

The Museum of Drug Policy is a pop-up cultural hub that includes an immersive art experience and special live programming looking at the impact of...


Feb 16, 2016, 12:03 ET Five Major Foundations Announce Groundbreaking Plans to Develop Public Interest Technologists

The NetGain partnership, a group of five major foundations working to promote the use of the Internet for social good, today committed a combined $18 ...


Dec 01, 2015, 10:30 ET Open Society Foundations Announces New Investments in Innovative Drug Policy

Seattle's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program is regarded as one of the most innovative drug policy programs in the country. Launched in 2011, ...


Oct 15, 2015, 08:25 ET Europese commissie moet ervoor zorgen dat EU-investeringen mensen met beperkingen niet buiten sluiten

Een nieuw rapport door de Open Society Foundations geeft een uitgebreide beschrijving van de rol van de Europese Commissie om te garanderen dat...


Oct 14, 2015, 02:16 ET La Commission européenne doit garantir que les investissements de l'UE n'isolent pas les personnes handicapées

Un nouveau rapport de l'Open Society Foundations détaille le rôle que doit jouer la Commission européenne pour garantir que les États membres ne...


Jun 19, 2015, 09:00 ET Announcing the 2015 Soros Justice Fellows

The Open Society Foundations announced today an award of $1.2 million to the 2015 class of Soros Justice Fellows. The fellows bring a diverse set of...


Jun 05, 2015, 10:35 ET Indonesian academics and experts call for an evidence-based public health response to drugs in Indonesia

The following is being released by Open Society Foundations: In an open letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, published in the leading health...


Jun 04, 2015, 12:36 ET The Open Society Foundations Name Head of Economic Advancement Program

The Open Society Foundations today announced Sean Hinton as the director of the new Economic Advancement Program and chief executive officer of the...


May 12, 2015, 11:59 ET Open Society Institute-Baltimore Responds to Killing of Freddie Gray, Announces Baltimore Justice Fund

In response to the recent unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, the Open Society Institute–Baltimore (OSI-Baltimore) announced today the...


Jun 17, 2014, 09:00 ET New Nonprofit Leaders to Receive Boost From Open Society

The Open Society Foundations today announced it will fund nine nonprofits—from the U.S. to Ghana—to help their new leaders implement their vision....


Jun 06, 2014, 02:02 ET A Time for Action: Eleven Leading Philanthropies Announce Steps to Expand Opportunities for Young Men of Color

Eleven of the nation's leading philanthropies today announced a bold plan of action to maximize the potential of the private sector to improve life...


May 14, 2014, 09:00 ET Open Society Foundations Award Fellowships to 14 Visionaries Working to Reform Criminal Justice in the United States

The Open Society Foundations today awarded $1.25 million to the newest class of Soros Justice Fellows working on a range of criminal justice issues,...


Jan 16, 2014, 08:30 ET Open Society Taps Three Sites to Spur Local Progress

Buffalo, San Diego, and Puerto Rico will receive $1.9 million each over two years to bring about lasting local change, the Open Society Foundations...


Nov 25, 2013, 12:01 ET Des défenseurs d'un traitement contestent un brevet pour un nouveau médicament contre l'hépatite C

Open Society Foundations a annoncé aujourd'hui que la demande de brevet de Gilead Science concernant son nouveau médicament, sofosbuvir, avait fait...