Human Dignity Conference 1/3

Call Number
203-13-1:29/1

General information

Part of series
HU OSA 203-13-1 Records of Central European University: External Relations Office: Audio-visual Recordings
Located at
SVHS PAL #29 / No. 1
Digital ver. identifier
HU_OSA_00007165
Original Title
1/3
Level
Folder
Primary Type
Moving image
Language
Hungarian, English, Portuguese
Date of production
2000-06-23
Date
2000
Duration
2 hours 56 min.

Content

Form/Genre
Raw material
Contents Summary
Recording of an international conference 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. The opening lecture is delivered by Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Among numerous scholars, researchers and professors, participants include, in the order of their appearance, Romanian philosopher Andrei Pleşu, economist and philanthropist George Soros, Katalin Gönczöl, the past first Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of Hungary, Mário Soares, the former President of Portugal, Shlomo Avineri, an Israeli political scientist and Recurring Visiting Professor at CEU, Veena Das, Professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University and economist János Kornai. This recording contains the moderator’s introductory words about the guests of the conference as well as the Q&A sessions.