Conference: State of Hungary

A week-long online conference Feb 28 - 3 March 2022

25 February 2022

Miles R. Maftean

Editorial Director, Visegrad Insight

The overarching idea of this conference is to put the debate on the future of Hungary in the context of the global struggle between democracy and autocracy with actual players behind (China, Russia, US, EU). It would serve to describe Hungarian dynamics in the larger context of Central Europe and the West.

Hungary goes to the ballot box on 3 April and the future of this democracy lies in the hands of the Hungarian voters. Visegrad Insight will offer up-to-the-minute information on the elections and will preview the elections in a more systematic way, inviting politicians, experts, analysts, and leading journalists to discuss the current ‘State of Hungary’ with an outlook for the future in mind.

On Monday – 28 February 2022 – 3 PM CET / 9 AM ET

  • State of Hungarian Democracy with Andras Bozoki (Central  European University), Edit Zgut (Polish Academy of Sciences) moderated by Benjamin Novak (New York Times). Introduction by Wojciech Przybylski (Visegrad Insight, Res Publica Foundation)

On Monday – 28 February 2022 – 5 PM CET / 11 AM ET

  • State of Hungarian Politics with Gábor Bojár (Graphisoft), Garvan Walshe (Article 7) moderated by Veronika Jóźwiak (Polish Institute of International Affairs)

On Tuesday – 1 March 2022 – 3 PM CET / 9 AM ET

  • State of Connectivity – Trade and Alliances with Daniel Hegedus (the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.), Dalibor Rohac (American Enterprise Institute) moderated by Viktória Serdült (HVG). Keynote by Péter Balázs (Central European University), introduction by Tomasz Kasprowicz (Res Publica Foundation)

On Wednesday – 2 March 2022 – 3 PM CET / 9 AM ET

  • State of Hungarian Defence with Tamás Csiki Varga (Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies) and Weronika Grzebalska (Polish Academy of Sciences) moderated by Edit Inotai (analyst and journalist). Keynote by Péter Siklósi (Defence Advisor of the Hungarian Permanent Delegation to NATO), introduction by Magda Jakubowska (Visegrad Insight, Res Publica Foundation)

On Thursday – 3 March 2022 – 3 PM CET / 9 AM ET

  • State of Information Sovereignty with Csaba Lukács (Magyar Hang) and Veronika Munk (Telex) moderated by Beata Balogová (SME). Keynote by Iván Zsolt Nagy (HVG), introduction by Wojciech Przybylski (Visegrad Insight, Res Publica Foundation)

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This interactive conference will involve high-level speakers and thematic sessions that will highlight what is at stake in this Central European country of 10 million citizens. It is a part of a broader focus Visegrad Insight is putting on the elections 10 years after our founding.

Under this format, Visegrad Insight invites a select group of transatlantic ambassadors, diplomats, experts and journalists for meetings with Central Europe in its thematic focus. Our sessions begin with on-the-record statements of invited speakers and the second part is an off-the-record interactive moderated discussion. Read some briefs from previous meetings.

This discussion is part of our series of interactive events exclusive for our subscribers and select invitees.

If you already have your Visegrad Insight subscription and want to join the event please write to contact@visegradinsight.eu.

Miles R. Maftean

Editorial Director, Visegrad Insight

A political theorist whose work examines the rise of political extremism and illiberal politics in Central and Eastern Europe. He has a Ph.D. from Central European University where he researched how democratic states respond to the current populist crisis of pluralist democracy.

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