Monday, 9 February 2009

What sessions should I go to at the convention on Modern Liberty?

I am having a bit of a dilemma; I don't know which sessions I most want to go to at the convention? If you are going which sessions are you going to and if you can't go which would you want to go to? I know Sunny is organising a bloggers’ summit over lunch, should we also try and parcel out the sessions and promise to blog about the ones we are going to, or are the bloggers’ carnival already organising that? Would people be open to the idea of trying to find a group of ten other people they are already connected to in some way and meet up at the end of the day for a winding down natter about the sessions they all went to and the highlights?

What do you think?

For your information the sessions are:

Morning Sessions 11.45 - 13.00

  1. Judges and Politicians - who should decide?
  2. Human rights and global responses
  3. Business gets personal - can privacy have a future?
  4. Faiths and freedoms
  5. The Conservatives and civil liberties
  6. Press freedom
  7. The Police
  8. The English tradition of liberty and the national question
  9. Xenophobia
  10. Democracy and liberty
  11. Liberty at work

Afternoon Sessions 14.00 - 15.15

  1. How dangerous is the database state and ‘transformational government’ to our civil liberties?
  2. Why can’t Parliament protect our liberties against the executive?
  3. 3. How do we stop rights and freedoms being a political football?
  4. The Left and liberty
  5. Liberty, sovereignty and republicanism: can the Leveller tradition be revived in the 21st Century?
  6. Torture and the decline in fundamental human rights standards
  7. Are human rights universal or a privilege of citizenship?
  8. Love and liberty
  9. Who rules: is there a media-political class?
  10. Child’s play? Equality and young people
  11. Can liberty survive the slump?

2 comments:

tiggothy said...

They expect you to choose just two from all that lot? I think it'd be easier to invent some kind of time-travelling device so you can actually attend all of them!
Good luck with choosing!

grok-mctanys said...

My £0.02

Democracy and Liberty.
Torture and the decline in fundamental human rights standards.