Keynote speakers 2009


Public panel discussion on
"Integrity in Politics: An Oxymoron or a Real Possibility?"
presented by the "Managing for Integrity: Strategies and Approaches" SUN course

Date: 6 pm, Monday, July 6
Venue: Auditorium


Nuhu Ribadu, former Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Africa's most successful anti-corruption until he was sent on forced leave.
TS Krishnamurthy, former chief election commissioner of the world's biggest democracy, India, which conducts some of the most impressive elections and elects some of the least remarkable politicians.
Balint Molnar, deputy director of Freedom House Europe. Recently FH and TI Hungary launched a joint project for clearing up party financing and will describe the state of affairs in Hungary and plans for reform.
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.

Public lecture on
"The Role of Labor Institutions in the Global Economy"
presented by the "Work and Inequality in a Global Economy"SUN course

Date: 6 pm, Thursday, July 9
Venue: Auditorium
Lecturer: Richard B. Freeman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University


Public lecture on "Half a century with "Polityka" - astride on the barricade"
presented by the "Writing in the Humanities after the Fall of Communism" SUN course

Date: 6 pm, Monday, July 13
Venue: Auditorium

Lecturer:DOWNLOAD FLYER Daniel Passent, Polish writer and journalist

Public lecture on "The G20-G8 Continuum: Global Governance in a World of Crisis"
presented by the "New Regionalisms, Emergent Powers and the Future of Security and Governance" SUN course

Date: 5.30 pm, Tuesday, July 14
Venue: Auditorium

Lecturer:DOWNLOAD FLYER Andrew F. Cooper, Associate Director and a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Public lecture on
"Beyond The Two Cultures: A Storyteller's Love-Hate Relationship With Mathematics"
presented by the "Mathematics and Narrative: Bringing Mathematics Back to the Cultural Mainstream" SUN course

Date: 6 pm, Tuesday, July 20
Venue: Auditorium


Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek writer





  • Public lecture series presented by the "Conditionals: Philosophical and Linguistic Issues" SUN course (Titles will be announced later.) DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE
  • Venue: Auditorium

    Dates and Panelists:

    July 23, 5 pm Angelika Kratzer, University of Massachusetts, Department of Linguistics, Amherst, USA
    July 24, 5 pm Robert Stalnaker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics & Philosophy, Cambridge, USA
    July 28, 5 pm Dorothy Edgington, University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy, Magdalen College and University of London, Birkbeck College
    July 29, 5 pm Alan Hajek, Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Philosophy Program, Canberra, Australia
    Lectures and panels will be followed by receptions.