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Conference

International Colloquium 'The Democratic Legitimacy of State Secrecy'

Date
13 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
Address
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Room
Faculty Room Law

                 

Whereas transparency is the mantra of democracy, states routinely resort to secrecy in exercising executive and legislative power. Can state secrecy be democratically justified? What balance between transparency and secrecy should we seek?

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dorota Mokrosinska.

Program

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Venue: Faculty Club-Faculty Room Law, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

11:00 - 11:30

Registration and welcome, Faculty Room Law

11.30 - 12.30

Lunch

12.30 -13:45

Keynote Lecture

Simone Chambers (Political Science, University of California at Irvine)
Democracy, publicity and truth: Should we be worried about post-truth politics?

Chair and commentator: Robin Celikates (Philosophy, University of Amsterdam)

13:45 - 14:15

Break

14:15 - 15:30

Mark Warren (Political Science, University of British Columbia) and Jane Mansbridge (Harvard University)
The Democratic Legitimacy of Closed-Door Deliberations

Chair and commentator: Imke Maessen (Philosophy, Leiden)

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 17:15

William Smith (Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Civil Disobedience and Unauthorized Whistleblowing
 

Chair and commentator: Manohar Kumar (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)

18:00

Dinner

 

Thursday 14 September 2017  

Venue: Paviljoen in Museum Volkenkunde, Steenstraat 1, Leiden

09:00

Coffee & tea, Museum Volkenkunde

09:30 - 10:45

Keynote Lecture
 

Rahul Sagar (Political Science, New York University Abu Dhabi)
Democracy's Limit. A Realist Response to the Quest for Transparency

Chair and commentator: Glen Newey (Philosophy, University of Amsterdam)

10:45 - 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:30

Eric R. Boot (Philosophy, Leiden University) Obligatory Whistleblowing: Civil Servants and the Complicity-Based Obligation to Disclose Government Wrongdoing

Chair and commentator: Daniele Santoro (Political Science, Luiss University, Rome)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:45

Emanuela Ceva (Political and Social Science, Pavia)
Personal Trust, Public Accountability, and the Justification of Whistleblowing

Chair and commentator: Carlos Caycedo Casallas ( PHilosophy, Unversity of Amsterdam)

14:45-15:15

Break

15:15 – 16:30

Candice Delmas (Philosophy, Northeastern University)
Government Whistleblowing and Civil Disobedience

Chair and commentator: Michele Bocchiola (Political and Social Science, Pavia)

17:00 – 18:00

Boat tour

    

Friday 15 September 2017

Venue: Faculty Club-Faculty Room Law, Rapenburg 73, Leiden

09:00

Coffee & tea, Faculty Room Law

09:30 - 10:45

Keynote Lecture

Jonathan Bruno (Government, Harvard University)
How Representation Bears on the Justification of Official Secrecy

Chair and commentator: Thomas Fossen (Philosophy, Leiden University)

10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:15

Dorota Mokrosinska (Philosophy, Leiden University)
The Right to Know and State Secrecy

Chair and commentator: Gijs van Donselaar (Philosophy, University of Amsterdam)

12:15 – 13:45

Mark Fenster (Law, University of Florida)
The Difficult Paths to a Right to Know

Chair and commentator: Bruno Verbeek (Philosophy, Leiden University)

13:45 Lunch