The Hungarian Political System

March 25, 2010 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Tóth Csaba (author), Szabó Márk (Nézőopont), and Héjj Dávid (Századvég) discussed the critical elections of 2010 in Hungary and the tectonic changes in Hungarian politics a propos the launch of a new book, The Hungarian Political System.

Multiculturalism in Europe

February 23, 2010 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Guest debaters, Attila Károly Molnár (ELTE) and Tibor Dessewffy (Demos) debated the future of identity, religion and immigration in Europe. The resolution, This House believes that multiculturalism is a sustainable social model for Europe, was rejected by those present.

Hope & Change: Year One

January 26, 2010 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Professor Tamás Magyarics explained in detail the administration’s take on its flagship project, the healthcare reform and evaluated the Obama administration’s first year in office.

The Power of Ideas in Post-Modern Politics

December 3, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Dr. Lee Edwards (Heritage Foundation) joined CSS members for an event exploring the role of philosophical ideas in shaping political discourse and policy making.

Is Media Really the Message?

November 12, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Guest panelists Antónia Mészáros (MTV), Péter Vass (HVG), and Gábor Megadja (Konzervatórium.hu) joined CSS members for a discussion on the role and influence of new media in Hungarian political discourse, on the blogosphere’s influence over journalism and the new gatekeepers of the political discourse.

Energy Security & State Sovereignty in Central Europe

September 23, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Guest debaters Anita Orbán of Constellation Energy Institute and Andreas Goldthau of CEU’s Global Public Policy Institute debate the role of Russia in the region’s energy structure. The resolution: “This House Believes that Russian energy companies are motivated by political considerations in Central and Eastern Europe” was adopted by those present.

Book Launch: American Neoconservatism by Márton Békés

September 10, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Márton Békés joined CSS members and guests for a discussion of his recently published book, American Neoconservatism: A Counterrevolution Run Astray. The event was in Hungarian focusing on the philosophical roots of Neoconservatism and the movement’s turnaround after the Reagan years.

Film Screening: 33 Minutes

July 3, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

CSS members and guests gathered at Palace Cinemas’ Kossuth Mozi for a screening and discussion of 33 Minutes, a documentary produced by the Heritage Foundation about international security and ballistic missile proliferation. The ensuing conversation, led by Marion Smith focused on missile defense in Central and Eastern Europe.

Democratic deficit and the EU

June 18, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

Recently following the June 2009 EU Parliamentary elections, debaters Tamás Boros (Hungarian Europe Society) and Marion Smith (Youth Atlantic Treaty Association) argued whether the EU represent responsible supranational governance or an undemocratic technocracy. The resolution, This House believes that the European Union is democratically legitimate, was adopted by those present.

The Concept of Freedom in Hungarian Politics

May 28, 2009 by   Filed under Liberty Forum

During an interactive forum, panelists Zoltán Balázs & Ferenc Horkay Hörcher shed light on the conceptual and practical development of szabadság vs. szabadosság (liberty) throughout Hungarian political history.

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