Visions of America: The State of U.S. Presidential Politics (event archive)

July 3, 2012 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

The policies of the United States arguably affect citizens of every country. As an international leader, the President of the United States is largely responsible for determining the content and character of America’s role in the world. Will American voters reward President Obama’s multilateral internationalism, or prefer Mitt Romney’s vision of an exceptional “American Century”? […]

America Through European Eyes (event archive)

March 14, 2012 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Details: A discussion with Alan Levine, Associate Professor at American University, and Founder of the Washington, DC Political Theory Colloquium. The idea of America has fascinated the European imagination ever since Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the centuries, European thinkers from Michel de Montaigne to Jean Baudrillard and Alexis de Tocqueville have cultivated different […]

Debate: Has Modern Feminism Betrayed Women? (event archive)

February 22, 2012 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Details: Just like any other school of thought, feminism has been known to exist in various forms. While the accomplishments of first-wave feminism, first and foremost the suffrage for women, are praised by almost everyone, the more recent waves of the feminist movement are very much a subject of controversy. Reproductive rights, affirmative action, the decline […]

The Problem with Moral Relativism (event archive)

January 25, 2012 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal democracies face economic hardship,continued security threats, and falling confidence in basic institutions of government. Yet, the most serious crisis of all may be moral in nature. The prevailing philosophy of moral relativism has made the pursuit of truth a suspect endeavor and hollowed out the West’s self-confidence. What […]

Hungary’s Fight for Economic Sovereignty (event archive)

December 7, 2011 by   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

As the entire Euro zone struggles with a prolonged legitimacy crisis and an imminent break-up of the much treasured European economic solidarity is in shambles, Hungary continues to come up with “unorthodox” solutions to fix its own problems. Former head of the Hungarian National Bank, previous Minister of Finance, Zsigmond Járai shared his thoughts on money, […]

Debate: Should voting rights be extended to Hungarians abroad? (event archive)

November 2, 2011 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

[Scroll down for event summary.] Every state has the right to decide whether they wish to grant the right to vote to their citizens residing abroad. Throughout Europe, there are different responses to this problem depending on circumstances, history and the geopolitical environment. As Hungary is drawing up its new electoral system and considers offering […]

Roma Integration: Whose Responsibility? (event archive)

October 19, 2011 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Social inclusion of the Roma is and will be one of the greatest challenges of Hungarian society in this decade, an issue that we cannot and should not ignore. But how do we go about Roma integration and who is ultimately responsible for ensuring their social inclusion? The majority of the society or the minority […]

Film screening: The Birth of Freedom (event archive)

September 28, 2011 by   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum

At our  film screening, we watched and discussed the Acton Institute’s documentary, The Birth of Freedom. Why is the right to pursue our liberty self-evident or unalienable? Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal? That all should be free? That all deserve a voice in choosing their leaders? The special screening in […]

Should the Hungarian State Support Churches…at all? (event archive)

September 21, 2011 by   Filed under Events, Liberty Forum, Uncategorized

At our Liberty Forum, three distinguished Hungarian academics Péter Hack (ELTE – School of Law), Renáta Uitz (Central European University), Orsolya Salát (ELTE – School of Law) shared their views about the role of the state in religious affairs at our public panel, moderated by CSS president Marion Smith. (Scroll down for event summary!) When […]

The Legacy of Ronald Reagan (video)

June 28, 2011 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

A discussion with Ronald Reagan’s special advisor and Attorney General Ed Meese moderated by the president’s speechwriter, Peggy Noonan about the life and legacy of Reagan, and how he thought about this part of the world. How did Reagan view America’s role in the future freedom of captive nations? What were his expectations regarding this […]

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