Scruton: Why Are We Unwilling to Defend Western Civilization? [event archive]

September 21, 2016 by   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

On Wednesday, September 21, CSS held a public forum with British philosopher Roger Scruton on the topic “Why Are We Unwilling to Defend Western Civilization?” at Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum, Vörös Szalon. Sir Roger Scruton is a philosopher, public commentator and author of over 40 books. He has specialized in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture. He […]

CSS Reading Group: Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind”

June 2, 2016 by   Filed under Events, Uncategorized

Niall Ferguson: Civilization When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6.30pm Where: CSS Office (1015 Budapest, Széna tér 7. V. em. 6.) What: Our fifth reading group will feature the chapters on “Books and Music” from Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind. The discussion will be led by Dr. Tibor Mándi from Eötvös Loránd University Allan Bloom (1930-1992) is an American philosopher, author and classicist […]

Transatlanticism in Hungarian Foreign Policy (event recap)

April 18, 2016 by   Filed under Events

On April 18, the LSE Alumni Association and the Common Sense Society jointly organized a debate between two former Hungarian foreign ministers on the topic of „Transatlanticism in Hungarian Foreign Policy: Past, Present and Future”. Dr Géza Jeszenszky and Dr Péter Balázs exchanged views on NATO, value and interest based foreign policy, transatlantic relations and […]

RETURN U.S. Alumni in Hungary Retreat (event recap)

April 15, 2016 by   Filed under Events

In January 2016 alumni organizations of young Hungarian professionals who have returned home after their experiences in the United States continued the tradition of the annual RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary conference with the aim of continuing the tradition of promoting cooperation and communication between the alumni organizations in Hungary. Following the success of […]

RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary Conference (event recap)

January 30, 2016 by   Filed under Events

On January 30, 2016, CSS joined Civic Enterprises and alumni organizations of Hungarian professionals who have returned home after their experiences in the United States to continue the tradition of hosting the annual „RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary” conference. The conference is driven by the belief that the cooperation and communication between the alumni […]

Pannonius Fellows Field Trip to Győr, Monostor and Bratislava

May 11, 2015 by   Filed under Events

Pannonius Fellows from the US took part in a field trip to Fort Monostor, Győr and Bratislava between May 11 and 12, 2015 learning about Hungarian military history through the system of historic forts, about the notion of advanced colleges, and the situation of ethnic Hungarian minorities abroad. Monostori Erőd Fort Monostor, built between 1850 […]

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

March 12, 2015 by   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

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

RETURN US Alumni in Hungary Conference (event archive)

January 31, 2015 by   Filed under Events

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 […]

2014 CSS Election Watch Party (event archive)

April 6, 2014 by   Filed under Events

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   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

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 […]

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