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Published by Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers .
Written in English


  • Charities & voluntary services,
  • Social forecasting, futurology,
  • Social theory,
  • 21st century,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and f,
  • Congresses,
  • Endowments

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ContributionsGermany) Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gutersloh (Editor), Bertelsmann Foundation (Corporate Author), Dieter Feddersen (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9014207M
ISBN 103892044406
ISBN 109783892044406

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  Scholarships were the first large program of my foundations, and they will continue to play a big role in my foundations in the future. The ability to engage in critical thinking is an important element of democratic governance in an open society and one I am happy to support.   To begin with, then, Open Society is an idea first elaborated in the s by philosopher Karl Popper. His book, The Open Society and Its Enemies, was very much a response to the world situation of his time, and he took a definite political stance. Whether or not one shares his perspective, philosophically or politically, his argument is cogent. In the United States, the Open Society Foundations work with organizations and individuals who seek to address profound racial, economic, and political inequalities, while funding efforts to prepare for the policy challenges of the future. Learn more. Future of Freedom Archive; Freedom Thinkers; Austrian Economics; Store; Submit. Explore Freedom» Freedom on the Web» The Free Society Is an Open Society The Free Society Is an Open Society by Jacob T. Levy, Niskanen Center Trending Articles The Future of Freedom Foundation Random Hills Road Suite Fairfax, VA Phone: (

  For decades, the Open Society Foundations have proudly supported Europe’s Roma communities in their struggle for equal opportunities, recognition, . Using transparent, open, and merit-based competitions, we offer awards for advanced study in the social sciences and humanities. Awards include enhancements such as preparatory summer programs, regional conferences, and internship opportunities, all designed to strengthen the networks and communities of the open society leaders we seek to build. The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. George Soros opened his first international foundation in Hungary in The Open Society Foundations (OSF) were founded as the Open Society Institute in by the multibillionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros, and took its current name in When Soros attended the London School of Economics (LSE) beginning in , he was exposed to the works of the Viennese-born philosopher Karl Popper, who taught at LSE, and whom Soros would later call his .