Friday, June 01, 2012

Hither and yon: CEU, Budapest

 The 20th Annual Individual vs. the State conference 
June 8 – 9, 2012 
Central European University, Budapest (Auditorium) The Tragedy of Liberty?: From Liberation to Self-Destruction and Irrelevance

Friday, June 8,

 9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Panel 1. Is a Liberty-Based State Still Possible?
Chair: Renata Uitz (CEU, Legal Studies Department)

A Non-Utopian Plea for Liberal Democracy and Against Social Engineering
 Shlomo Avineri (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Republican Liberty, Global Constitutionalism, and the Obsolescence of the State
José Luis Marti (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

 Commentator: Daniel Smilov (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)

 11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
 Panel 2: Liberty to Whom?
Chair: Nenad Dimitrijevic (CEU Political Science)

 Political liberty: three theories of liberalism for three theories of federalism. A Hegelian turn
Lluís-Ferran Requejo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

No Longer a Slave But Not Yet Free: Freedom and Social Dislocation
John Christman (Penn State University)

 Commentator: János Kis (CEU, Political Science and Philosophy)

2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Panel 3: The Demise of Freedom
 Chair: Judit Sandor (CEU Departments of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies, and CELAB, Director)

Liberty and its Competitors
 András Sajó (European Court of Human Rights)

Victims’ Rights and Due Process
Károly Bárd (CEU Legal Studies Department)

Commentator: Lech Garlicki (European Court of Human Rights)

 5.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Panel 4: Is Security a Pretext? The Possibilities of Freedom in a Genuine Risk Society
 Chair: Petra Bárd (National Institute for Criminology, Budapest)

 Liberty and Security Revisited: Towards a Liberalism after Neoliberalism
Jan-Werner Muller (Princeton University)

Freedom under a System of Public Laws: From Hobbes through Hayek to Republicanism
David Dyzenhaus (University of Toronto)

 Commentor: Miroslaw Wyrzykowski (Warsaw University)

 Saturday, June 9, CEU Auditorium
 9.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Panel 5: Liberty to All or Pluralistic Freedoms: The Conflict of Values

 Chair: Susanna Mancini (University of Bologna)

 Liberty and the Conflict of Values
 Matthias Mahlmann (University of Zurich)

Rationalism Pluralism and Freedom

Jacob T. Levy (McGill University)

Commentator: Michel Rosenfeld (Cardozo Law School)

 11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
 Panel 6: Dignity as a Challenge to the Liberal Order

 Chair: Patrick Macklem (University of Toronto)

 Expressivism, Dignity and the Challenge to Liberty
 Christopher McCrudden (Queen’s University, Belfast)

 Waldron on Dignity and Responsibility-rights: Can the Tragedy of Liberty be Avoided?
 Ruzha Smilova (University of Sofia)

Commentator: Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney)

2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Panel 7: What Would a Liberty-Based Constitutional Order Look Like?

 Chair: Michael Hamilton (CEU Legal Studies Department)

What Would a Liberty-Respecting Criminal Justice System Look Like?
Eric Blumenson (Suffolk University Law School)

Room for Religious Pluralism? Freedom of Religion Replaced by Institutional Considerations
 Renáta Uitz (CEU Legal Studies Department)

 Commentator: Anna Sledzinska-Simon (University of Wroclaw)