Privacy Part 2

9th Social Research conference at The New School

Privacy in Post-Communist Europe, Part II
March 23-34, 2001
Central European University in Budapest, Hungary


Proceedings are published in Social Research Volume 69, Number 1 (Spring 2002).


Friday, March 23rd

Session 1: Private/Public: The Distinction

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 p.m.

A. Landscape of Privacy
: Renata Salecl, Senior Researcher, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana; Slovenia
: Anna Wessely, Associate Professor of Sociology, Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, Eötvös Loránd University; Hungary
B. Development of the Concept

Joe Bailey, Director of Graduate Studies, Kingston University; United Kingdom
: Nenad Miscevic, Professor of Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Maribor, Slovenia

Session 2: Present Understandings of Public/Private as Emerging from Communism

11:30 A.M. - 1:30 p.m.

A. Publicity and Media in Communism and After: The Destruction of Privacy
: Piotr Stasinski, Journalist, Gazeta Wyborcza; Poland
: Oksana Zabuzhko, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Philosophy, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Ukraine
B. Collectivity and Community: Is It Public in Russia?
: Elena Zdravomyslova, Centre for Independent Social Research, Saint Petersburg, Russia
: Júlia Szalai, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Session 3: States and Boundaries

3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

A. Private Lives, Secret States
: Mark Neocleous, Lecturer, Brunel University; United Kingdom
: István Szikinger, Ph.D., Practicing Lawyer, Budapest, Hungary
B. Invasions of Privacy: Wiretapping and Secret Data Storage

: Andrzej Rzeplinski, Professor of Criminal and Constitutional Law, Warsaw University; Poland
: László Majtényi, Parliamentary Commissioner, Data Protection and Freedom of Information; Hungary

Keynote Address

6:00 p.m.

Marc Rotenberg, Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Saturday, March 24

Session 4: States and Boundaries (cont.)

9:45 A.M. – 12:30 p.m.

C. Uses and Abuses of the Concept of Privacy
: János Kis, University Professor of Political Science and of Philosophy at Central European University, Budapest
: András Sajó, Head of the Legal Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest
D. The Borders of Privacy: Personality Rights in Comparison

Roger Errera, Justice, Le Conseil d'Etat; France
: Susanne Baer, Professor of Law, Humboldt University, Berlin
E. Reproduction, Self, and State
: Judit Sándor, Professor of Political Science, Central European University; Hungary
: Dominique Memmi, Researcher in Political Science and Sociology, Institut de Recherche sur les Societes Contemporaines, Paris

Session 5: Democratic Process and Non-Public Politics

2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

A. Public and Private Discourse and the Emerging European Politics of Prejudice
András Kovács, Professor of History, Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University
: Nils Muiznieks, Director of the Latvian Center for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies; Latvia
B. Sedition and Civil Solidarity: An Old Problem Re-Visited

: G. M. Tamás, Professor of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Hungary
: Mark Neocleous, Lecturer, Brunel University, United Kingdom
C. Anonymity, Democracy, and Cyberspace
Yaman Akdeniz, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Leeds; United Kingdom
: Péter György, FA Department of Aesthetics, Eötvös Loránd University; Hungary


The conference was co-organized with Dr. Andras Sajó, Conference Convenor at the Central European University The director and founder (1988) of the Social Research conference series is Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research, who has been the editor of Social Research since 1970. For the history of the conference series, visit the Social Research conference series site. For information about other public events at The New School, see the university calendar. Find information about the more than 70 degree programs offered at The New School. For general information about The New School, visit the Quick Facts page.


The conference was made possible with generous support from the Open Society Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation.

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