Keynote Speakers and Public Lectures in 2011

The panel discussions and keynote lectures are offered by leading scholars of several disciplines teaching at SUN, who will share their latest research, ideas and opinions. All these events are followed by a question and answer period when the speakers take and answer questions from the audience.

The Changing Face of Corruption in Central Europe and the FSU: A Business Perspective

presented by the

"Leadership and Management for Integrity" SUN course

Date and time: 6:00 pm, Monday, June 20, 2011
Location: Auditorium, CEU

Welcome remarks

Mel Horwitch, Dean of CEU Business School


Dale A. Martin, CEO of Siemens Hungary
Peter Kolle, senior advisor in the banking sector, previously with Unicredit Group, Hypovereinsbank, and Baryerische Vereinsbank
William Benko, investor and entrepreneur, and sometime adjunct lecturer at the CEU Business School
Fredrik Galtung (Moderator), chief executive of Tiri-Making Integrity Work, based in London where politicians think little of asking the tax payer to reimburse them for their gardening expenses.

At a time when public anger against corruption is triggering social revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and widespread public discontent in India, it is particularly timely to look back the state of corruption in Central Europe and the FSU. More than twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, seven years after Hungary joined the EU, how has the business environment in the country and the wider region changed as far as corruption is concerned? Is the integrity of the business environment, for example for public tenders, changing for the better or for the worse? What are the factors influencing those changes? What are the major challenges for companies seeking to operate with integrity in our region? Where do the pressure points come from that require resistance?

In 2011 the CEU Business School, in partnership with Tiri, started a 5-year programme on integrity education with the support of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

Gender, State and Welfare in a Global Economy

Roundtable discussion, presented by the "Gender, State and Welfare in a Global Economy" SUN course

Date and time: 5:30 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Location: Auditorium, CEU


Ann Orloff, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
Joan C. Williams, Hastings College of the Law, University of California, USA
Lynne Haney, Department of Sociology, New York University, USA


Eva Fodor, Gender Studies Department, CEU, Hungary
Christy Glass, Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology, USA

In this roundtable participants will discuss their research on the ever-changing relationship between notions of gender, the state and social citizenship in today's global economy. The participants are important figures in shaping this international discussion. They will comment on what they consider to be the emerging trends and novel contributions in their fields.

After a brief introduction panelists will welcome questions from the audience.

Citizenship Variations in Europe: De-Ethnicization versus Re-Ethnicization

Public panel discussion, presented by the "The Politics of Ethnicity" SUN course

Date and time: 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 7, 2011
Location: Gellner Room, CEU


Christian Joppke, American University of Paris
Maria Kovacs, CEU
Andre Liebich, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Szabolcs Pogonyi, CEU

Human Rights - Personal Reflections

Public panel discussion, presented jointly by the "Human Rights and Drug Policy" and "Human Rights Litigation" SUN courses

Date and time: 6:00 pm, Monday, July 11, 2011
Location: Auditorium, CEU

Welcome remarks

John Shattuck, President and Rector of CEU


Damon Barrett, Project Director, International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy
Desmond Cohen, (Moderator) Advisor, OSI Global Drug Policy Program
James A. Goldston, Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York
Wiktor Osiatynski, Visiting Professor, Legal Studies Department, CEU
John Shattuck, President and Rector, CEU

Panelists will reflect on their personal experience of human rights situations in various conflict regions of the world. These personal statements argue why HR issues are important and rely on the panelists' experience of how to defend them in difficult situations. John Shattuck will focus on Bosnia, Wiktor Osiatynski on HR issues in Poland both under communism and subsequently, Damon Barrett will discuss the role of human rights in relation to policy for illicit drugs, and James Goldston will raise issues about the role of litigation in remedying human rights abuses, which is essential if these are to be addressed effectively.

Lectures and panels are be followed by receptions.