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Patrick Gaspard to Head the Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations announces Chris Stone will step down as president at the end of the year. Patrick Gaspard will act as president, with Leonard Benardo acting as vice president.

The Open Society Foundations in South Africa

Nine facts about our work in South Africa: We supported the construction of over 250,000 housing units for poor South African families as part of a partnership with the National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency.

The Open Society Foundations in Nepal

Nine facts about our work in Nepal: In 2012, Nepal had no permanent constitution, no representatives, no electoral process. We gave $221,268 to groups campaigning for free and fair elections. They were held in November 2013.

The Reform U.S. Drone Policy Really Needs

As the new administration continues to adjust U.S. national security policy to its strategy, it is essential that regulations placed on drone strikes in order to protect civilians are strengthened—not weakened—for the future.

Q&A: The Promise of Resistance in Puerto Rico

Amid the island’s worst financial crisis ever, a fiscal control board has proposed deep cuts to Puerto Rico's university system. Here's how students on campus are battling back.

“Gender Ideology” Is a Fiction That Could Do Real Harm

Political forces opposed to the rights of women and LGBTI people have a new rhetorical weapon. But even if “gender ideology” is a made-up concept, it could still be used to undo many recent and hard-won gains.

Ripples of Hope in the Fight Against Hate

The United States is stronger when it shares messages of inclusion, and when people of all backgrounds are welcome in their own communities and treated with respect and dignity.

The Deep Roots of the U.S. Ban on Trans Soldiers

A proposal to exclude trans people from the U.S. military was greeted with widespread disapproval. But a new report reveals how often hatred of trans and gender-nonconforming people is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Die Open Society Foundations und George Soros

Die Open Society Foundations wurden von George Soros gegründet, einem der weltweit meist engagierten Philanthropen, der seit 1984 14 Milliarden $ seines in den Finanzmärkten gemachten, persönlichen Vermögens gespendet hat. EnglishEspañolItalianoFrançaisMagyarРусский