Human Dignity Conference 1/3

Call Number
203-13-1:148/1

General information

Part of series
HU OSA 203-13-1 Records of Central European University: External Relations Office: Audio-visual Recordings
Located at
Audio cassette #148 / No. 1
Digital ver. identifier
HU_OSA_00007285
Original Title
1/3
Level
Folder
Primary Type
Moving image
Language
English, Hungarian, Portuguese
Date of production
2000-06-23
Date
2000

Content

Form/Genre
Raw material
Contents Summary
Recording of the speeches delivered at the international conference organized in honor of outgoing Hungarian President Árpád Göncz held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. The conference, entitled "On Human Dignity," was organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Central European University and the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Eötvös Loránd University. After the chairman welcomes the audience and the introductory remarks, the opening lecture is delivered by Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Next, the speeches, recorded in order of their deliverance, belong to: Andrei Pleşu (Romanian philosopher), George Soros (economist and philanthropist), Katalin Gönczöl (the past first Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, Ombudsman of Hungary), Mário Soares (the former President of Portugal), Shlomo Avineri (Israeli political scientist and Recurring Visiting Professor at CEU), and Veena Das (Professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University).