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 […]

Hungarian Premier of “Poverty, Inc” (event recap)

February 24, 2016 by   Filed under Uncategorized

On February 15, CSS and Prezi co-hosted the premier of the award-winning documentary Poverty,INC. The film offers a very new perspective of the Western aid system in the developing world, questioning the legitimacy and sustainability of the current structure. Civil entrepreneurship is highlighted as a critical part of the solution as the societies in Haiti and Central […]

Monetary Policy Since the Change of Regime (event archive)

January 14, 2016 by   Filed under Uncategorized

On November 30, the Common Sense Society, the Hungarian Fulbright Association, and the Hungarian LSE Alumni Association organized a debate between two former Hungarian Central Bank Governors, titled „Monetary Policy Since the Change of Regime: Looking Back and Looking Forward.” Dr György Surányi and Dr Péter Ákos Bod discussed a number of topics, including the […]

Transatlantic Roundtable Series Budapest (event archive)

July 20, 2015 by   Filed under Uncategorized

The Common Sense Society co-hosted the fourth meeting of the Transatlantic Roundtable Series at Hotel Gellért in Budapest on July 9 and 10, sponsored by the Transatlantic Renewal Project, an initiative of the World Affairs Institute and Journal. The Transatlantic Renewal Project is driven by the belief that the transatlantic partnership is fundamental to the […]

RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary Retreat

June 30, 2015 by   Filed under Uncategorized

In January 2015 alumni organizations of young Hungarian professionals who have returned home after their experiences in the United States rebooted the tradition of an annual RETURN – U.S. Alumni in Hungary conference. Following the success of the 3rd annual conference, the first RETURN Alumni Retreat was held in Chateau Bánó in Felsőmocsolád between April 10-12. […]

Spring 2015 Pannonius Fellows

April 13, 2015 by   Filed under Uncategorized

The Pannonius Fellowship Program is a 5-month, full-time transatlantic fellowship opportunity for young leaders and scholars from the U.S. and Hungary. This fellowship serves to inspire and equip fellows on both sides of the Atlantic with a fully funded research and study abroad experience. The program staff supports the fellows by providing logistical support, securing mentorship […]

DIP! Discussion with the Ambassador of Egypt

January 21, 2012 by   Filed under Uncategorized

DIP! Discussion with the Ambassador of Egypt Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Time: 19.00 Venue: Gerbeaud Café (Vörösmarty tér 7-8) Details: Our guest for 2012’s first DIP will be His Excellency Aly Houssam El-Din El-Hefny, Ambassador of Egypt. He will talk about questions related to Egypt’s international and regional role in Africa and the Middle East, Egyptian-Hungarian relations, the […]

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 […]

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Is Discrimination Immoral? (event archive)

July 11, 2011 by   Filed under Uncategorized

The last event of the summer was a discussion with Roger Pilon, Founder and Director of Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies about why progressive and Western governments aim to champion “equal rights for everyone” by built-in guarantees against discrimination.  We explored whether the state have a responsibility to outlaw prejudice and discrimination in the private sector. […]

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