Minvera-Gentner Symposium in Jerusalem 2022

Studying a concept in disarray: Cross-cultural, comparative analysis of digital privacy

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About

This Minerva-Gentner Symposium will focus on arguably one of the most important and controversial issues of the contemporary information society: digital privacy. Within that broad domain, our focus is on the challenge of studying privacy across geographic, cultural, and political boundaries in the ever more interconnected world. 

The event will bring together a cohort of scholars conducting research that examines cultural, political, security, and/or geographic aspects of privacy. The direct outcomes will be promotion of a discussion and collaboration about the ways in which systematic comparative cross-cultural analyses of privacy might be conceptualized, theorized, and operationalized in ways that are both novel and authentic. The ambition of this symposium is twofold. First, we aim to establish a network of interested scholars and students, to collaborate on long-term, large-scale comparative privacy research projects. Second, we exchange ideas and perspectives on privacy to develop concrete research projects.

Venue and date

The symposium will take place on the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 26.-27. October 2022. 

Registration

If you want to participate, please register for the event using this form. Most of the event is open to the public (see program further below).

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Program

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022

  • 09:00-09:30 – Setting the day: The challenge of studying privacy
  • 09:30-10:45 – Session I: Privacy across national borders
  • 10:45-11:00 – Break
  • 11:00-12:15 – Session II: Comparative cases
  • 12:15-13:30 – Lunch break
  • 13:30-14:30 – Afternoon keynote: Doing comparative research
  • 14:30-14:45 – Break
  • 14:45-16:00 – Workshop part A: Brainstorming comparative privacy research projects*
  • 16:00-16:15 – Break
  • 16:15-17:30 – Workshop part B: Project pitches*
  • 17:30-18:00 – Day summary*

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022

  • 09:00-09:30 – Setting the day: An agenda for comparative privacy research
  • 09:30-10:45 – Session I: New approaches to comparative privacy research
  • 10:45-11:00 – Break
  • 11:00-12:15 – Session II: Most burning research questions in the coming years? 
  • 12:15-13:30 – Lunch break
  • 13:30-14:30 – Afternoon keynote: Future-oriented privacy research agenda
  • 14:30-14:45 – Break
  • 14:45-16:00 – Workshop part A: Developing comparative research projects in small groups*
  • 16:00-16:15 – Break
  • 16:15-17:30 – Workshop part B: Presenting the project outlines*
  • 17:30-18:00 – Day summary*

* for invited participants only


This symposium is supported by the Minerva-Gentner Foundation and organized in cooperation with the Federmann Cyber Security Research Center – Cyber Law Program.