Sociology Department Sponsors Miklos Haraszti Lecture

Posted: April 15, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Sociology invites the university community to hear Miklos Haraszti speak on “Societies in Transition: From Censorship to Media Democratization” today at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room C. Haraszti is a writer, editor, human rights activist, and university professor.

He was also a blacklisted author, a jailed dissident, and a participant in the 1989 Hungarian Roundtable Talks on transition to free elections. A member of the Hungarian Parliament, Haraszti was the media affairs spokesperson for the country’s liberal party. He was the recipient of Northwestern University’s honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times.

Haraszti is the lead faculty member for the summer study abroad program that takes place annually for four weeks in Budapest, Hungary. Nancy Weiss Hanrahan of the Department of Sociology serves as the George Mason faculty director in Budapest.

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