The Psychology of Winning (event archive)

November 27, 2013 by   Filed under Events

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   Filed under Events

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   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

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 […]

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

April 25, 2013 by   Filed under Events, Reading Group

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   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

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? […]

Higher Education Debate (event archive)

February 14, 2013 by   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

CSS hosted a public debate on the resolution: “This House believes that higher education is a privilege, not a right.” For decades in Hungary, tuition-free higher education has been the normal experience for millions of students. At the same time universities are severely underfunded, professors are underpaid, and the quality of university education in most fields […]

Mix and Mingle with Leonard Leo, Executive VP of The Federalist Society (event archive)

October 8, 2012 by   Filed under Events

The event was an  opportunity for CSS members and alumni of the Summer Leadership Academy to get to know one of our long-time partner organizations, The Federalist Society through its Executive Vice-President, Leonard Leo. Bio: Leonard Leo  has played an active role in both public diplomacy and politics. He has been appointed by President George W. Bush […]

Summer Leadership Academy Recap

July 27, 2012 by   Filed under Events

CSS hosted the inaugural Summer Leadership Academy  on July 25 – July 29 at Bercel Kastély in Nógrád County, Hungary. Over the course of five days and four nights, twenty-six selected participants gained an invaluable theoretical grounding in philosophy, economics, politics, and law, while also taking part in workshops and simulations. The Academy participants were selected from among 140 […]

Budapest Premier of the film “Urbanized” (event archive)

May 23, 2012 by   Filed under Events

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050.  The challenges of balancing […]

Nation-building in Afghanistan: Myth or Reality? (event archive)

April 19, 2012 by   Filed under Events

Visit Paprika Politik for our event summary! Although the NATO mission in Afghanistan has yet to be concluded, its place in history has already been secured. It is officially the United States’ longest war and was the first time that Article 5 of the NATO charter, the collective defense clause was invoked. The scope of the intervention […]

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