Right to Know Conference
April 5, 2013 from 8:30am-5:15pm in 219 Dauer Hall and the University Auditorium, Friends of Music Room.
The overarching question for the conference is: How do we reconcile the competing priorities of privacy and transparency, particularly in transitional countries emerging from a post-totalitarian past?
The conference will be subdivided into three panels, the first on the legal questions, the second on media, and the third on archive issues.
The legal panel will present a comparative framework for the conference. The presenters will be Mark Fenster, (College of Law, University of Florida), whose work is on the US concept of transparency and the development of rights “to information” and “to know,” and Jon Mills, (College of Law, University of Florida), who has advocated for greater privacy in the US and Florida legislature. He also is a student of Polish privacy laws.
The archive panel will be our third panel. One paper on Hungary, one on Romania, and concluding with a look forward in another direction, with a paper by Lyrissa Lidsky (College of Law, University of Florida), on cyberlaw.
This makes up a full and intense day of presentations and debates on this timely subject. The conference is organized by Dr. Alice Freifeld and the Center for European Studies and is supported in part by The European Delegation to the United Sates Getting to Know Europe grant, The Graham Center, Levin College of Law, The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, the Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair, and the University of Florida.
On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence will host a workshop, Capitalism in Europe Since 1945, in 215 Dauer Hall.
|8:30am||Panel 1: “De-Democratization?”
Chair: Alice Freifeld (Director, Center for European Studies and Associate Professor, UF Department of History)
“Political Tradeoffs Between Post-Authoritarian Privacy and Transparency”
Chair: Michael Bernhard (UF, Department of Political Science, Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair)
In the University Auditorium, Friends of Music Room.
|2:00pm-3:10pm||Panel 3: “Law and the Media: The Legal Issues Surrounding Privacy and Lustration; Government Influence on the Courts”
Chair: Magda Giurcanu, Lecturer, The Center for European Studies
|3:20pm-4:35pm||Panel 4: “Communications Law, Defamation and Privacy”
Chair: Lili Levi (Chair, University of Miami, Professor of Law)
|4:35pm-5:15pm||Discussion & Concluding Remarks|