Keynote speakers 2011

1. Public panel discussion on
"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: 6:00 pm, Monday, June 20, 2011
Venue: Auditorium

Welcome remarks: Mel Horwitch, Dean of CEU Business School

Dale A. Martin, CEO of Siemens Hungary
Peter Kölle, 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.

2. Public panel discussion on
"Gender, State and Welfare  in a Global Economy"
presented by the "Gender, State and Welfare  in a Global Economy" SUN course

Date: 5:30 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Venue: Auditorium

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, UtahState University, Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology, USA

In this roundtable participants discussed 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 commented on what they consider to be the emerging trends and novel contributions in their fields

3. Public panel discussion on
"Citizenship Variations in Europe: De-Ethnicization versus Re-Ethnicization"
presented by the "The Politics of Ethnicity" SUN course

Date: 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 7, 2011
Venue: Auditorium

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

4. Public panel discussion on
"Human Rights - Personal Reflections"
presented by the "The Human Rights and Drug Policy" and "The Human Rights Litigation" SUN courses

Date: 6:00 pm, Monday, July 11, 2011
Venue: Auditorium

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

Lectures and panels were followed by receptions.