Pivot to the East or Global Rebalancing? (event archive)

March 12, 2015 by  

On March 11, 2015 CSS held a joint conference with Political Capital Institute supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on the Political, Economic, and Defense Dimensions of Hungary’s Eastern Opening. Click here to read the live blog of the conference


Date: March 11, 2015, 9.30-15.10
Venue: Duna Palace, 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5
Language: both English and Hungarian (with continuous interpretation)

9.30-9.45. Opening Remarks

Jan Engels, Head of Representation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Peter Krekó, Director, Political Capital Institute
Emese Böröcz, Director, Common Sense Society

9.45-11.15. Eastern opening: political, geostrategic and economic implications

János Hóvári, former ambassador to Turkey, former Deputy State Secretary of Global Affairs
István Íjgyártó, former ambassador to Russia, state secretary for cultural diplomacy
József Pandur, former ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moderator: Edit Zgut, journalist, Heti Válasz

11.15.-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 The Politics and Economics of TTIP: Should We Want It?

András Schiffer, co-chair, LMP
György Szapáry, former ambassador to the U.S.
Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Member of Parliament, Együtt
ModeratorJoshua Dill, Pannonius Fellow, Common Sense Society

13.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00. Ukraine Crisis: New Impetus for Transatlantic Security Cooperation?

Botond Feledy, foreign policy expert, St. Ignác College
Zsolt Molnár, chairman of the National Security Committee of the Parliament
Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament
Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning of Ministry of Defence
ModeratorPéter Krekó, Director, Political Capital Institute

15.00-15.10. Closing remarks

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