News & Updates

Public Interest Law Institute Founder Receives International Human Rights Award

Edwin Rekosh, human rights lawyer and founder and executive director of the Public Interest Law Institute (PILI), an RBF grantee, is this year's recipient of the International Human Rights Award from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

Developing a Strategy for Kosovo's First 120 Days Conference Report

Attended by senior Kosovar political and civil society leaders, the conference on Developing a Strategy for Kosovo's First 120 Days was held at the Pocantico Conference Center from April 12-14, 2007.

2006 Annual Review

Each year, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's annual review focuses on an issue central to its mission. This year's cover story centers on the RBF's Pivotal Place: Western Balkans program.

The Western Balkans: Pivotal Work in a Pivotal Place

The Balkan sun is blistering. In Obilic, a town in Kosovo, the region's most unstable corner, coal dust and smoke from a massive power plant taint the air with sulfur. The town hall's drab auditorium fills with people in short-sleeve shirts, standard-issue blue overalls; their hands are calloused. The stale air inside seems to demand answers. Read more