RETURN US Alumni in Hungary Conference (event archive)

January 31, 2015 by  
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Alumni organizations of young Hungarian professionals who have returned home after their experiences in the United States have recently signed a cooperation agreement to reboot the tradition of an annual „RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary” conference, which was first organized in 2010. The aim of the conference was to promote cooperation and communication between […]

The Power of Social Innovation (event archive)

May 20, 2014 by  
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In cooperation with Civic Enterprises, the Common Sense Society hosted the spring season’s last event, where panelists Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy (Design Terminál), László Radácsi (SmartLab, Budapest Business School), Gábor Grész (Campus Crusade Hungary), and Márton Aichelburg (Civic Enterprises) discussed how civic entrepreneurs ignite community networks for good. The introduction of the represented organizations – which all […]

2014 CSS Election Watch Party (event archive)

April 6, 2014 by  
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CSS, together with LSE Alumni, Kitekinto.hu and Liberális Fiatalok Egyesülete hosted an election night watch party on April 6: we watched the results rolling in, threw an Election Night Trivia, and Júlia Lakatos from Méltányosság Intézet and participants  weighed in on the campaign moderated by Márton Ugrósdy.  

Parliamentary Elections 2014: Electoral Tactics Under New Rules (event archive)

March 6, 2014 by  
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New rules of the game, an expanded electorate, heightened international media attention and less than 50 days left until election day in Hungary. How are parties adjusting their campaign strategies to win the hearts and minds of Hungarians the majority of whom remain skeptical or undecided about their choices? Our electoral panel addressed major themes in […]

The Psychology of Winning (event archive)

November 27, 2013 by  
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Athletes know best that the mind influences performance. Certain mental strategies help athletes  to perform best at competitions. How do athletes improve mental skills to overcome  barriers and gain a  competitive edge? If sport psychology is essential to achieve peak performance in sports, what lessons can be applied  in an increasingly competitive environment in other […]

New Forms of Capitalism and the Matrix of Human Rights Governance Networks (event archive)

September 24, 2013 by  
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CSS held a members-only discussion with Jim Kelly, President of the Solidarity Center for Law and Justice of Atlanta, Georgia USA, moderated by CSS President Marion Smith. The discussion covered ideas as the fairness of “classical” capitalism and new forms of capitalism designed to soften the excesses of the free market system. Mr. Kelly argued that while the United […]

Public Corruption and the Role of the Judiciary: A Discussion with Judge Edith Jones (event archive)

June 27, 2013 by  
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Corruption is the enemy of the public good, but the inevitable product of human failings. What can the judiciary, especially in self-governing societies, do to root out and deter corruption? Judge Jones discussed the answers  found in the U.S. Constitution and in recent cases that have come to her court and other courts in the […]

Future of Europe Debate: Are We Now Too Poor to Save the Planet? (event archive)

May 4, 2013 by  
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Post 2020 climate and energy policy during the Eurozone crisis.Can Europe afford to go for deep decarbonization in the absence of a comprehensive global agreement? Is a continuous push for renewable energy affordable? Will a focus on renewable energy, rather than cheap energy, stunt economic growth? Should Europe have new nuclear construction? If yes, what […]

Book Discussion of George Orwell’s 1984 (event archive)

April 25, 2013 by  
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A lively  discussion of George Orwell’s book, 1984 moderated by Dr. Tibor Mándi (ELTE). Eric Arthur Blair (1903 –1950) known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, political writer and journalist. He was born in British India, raised in England, served as an imperial policemen in Burma, and lived in the poorest parts […]

Screening of “Debtocracy” (event archive)

April 5, 2013 by  
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CSS hosted a film screening and discussion of Debtocracy, a documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou about the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010. What was the role of the Greek government, the IMF and the European Central Bank or the population of Greece in the formation of the current situation? […]

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