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Russia and international security in North-East-Asia

On 11th June 2018, in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), Ambassador Vladimir F. Pryakhin held a lecture on the role and aims of Russia in the North-East-Asian region. György Nanovfszky gave the introduction, and the event was moderated by György Ilyash, associate research fellow at IFAT.

Synergies between the Pacific Alliance and the Visegrád Group - A high level working group meeting in Budapest

On June 5, 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion on the Synergies between the Pacific Alliance and the Visegrád Group with leading experts in the field. H.E. María Verónica Chahin Sarah, the Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Adela Maestre Cuello, the Director of Regional Integration and Concentration Mechanisms of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Santiago Mateos Cibrián, Deputy Director General for Integration in Latin America and the ...

The Visegrad Group Facing New Challenges

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Students [DOSz] jointly organized a conference on V4 challenges under the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Cooperation on the 4th of June. During the two panels, PhD and DLA students shared their research results with the audience.

Bucharest Nine before the NATO Summit

Márton Ugrósdy, IFAT’s deputy director for strategy participated on the joint event of PISM and GMF under the title „Bucharest Nine before the NATO Summit”.

New Security Challenges from a V4 Perspective: Conference at IFAT

On 30th May 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a conference on the key non-military threats facing Visegrad countries. The event was organized as part of Hungary’s current presidency of the Visegrad Group, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Call for Papers – Stronger Together: What Future Awaits the European Union?

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has been running Foreign Policy Review, its annual English publication for several years now. This year, FPR’s issue will concentrate on the debate around the future of Europe and the European Union.

IFAT conference on cyber security challenges in Central and Eastern Europe

On 24th May 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a conference entitled “Cyber Threats in Central and Eastern Europe: Perspectives from the Visegrad 4 and the Baltics” with the involvement of experts from these two regions. The guest of honor was H.E. Ms. Marina Kaljurand, former Foreign Minister of Estonia.

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Is the Iranian nuclear agreement dead?

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion about the future of the Iranian nuclear deal on 18th May 2018, with the participation of Erzsébet N. Rózsa PhD (associate research fellow, IFAT), Tamás Magyarics PhD (professor, Eötvös Loránd University) and Máté Szalai (research fellow, IFAT). The event was moderated by Péter Wagner PhD (senior research fellow, IFAT).

Public lecture by Prof. Mohamed Ait Kadi from Morocco on the effects of climate change in Africa

On 10th May 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the public lecture of Prof. Mohamed Ait Kadi, President of the General Council on Agricultural Development of the Kingdom of Morocco. The event was organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Budapest.

Strategic Challenges on NATO’s Eastern Flank

On 8 May 2018 retired Lieutenant General Frederick Ben Hodges, the former Commanding General of United States Army Europe who currently holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) held a public lecture entitled „Strategic Challenges on NATO’s Eastern Flank” at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The event was opened by Ambassador Márton Schőberl, Director of IFAT, and featured Jenő Megyesy, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Pr...

Returning from violence: How to tackle the foreign fighters’ problem in the Western Balkans?

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in cooperation with the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Warsaw Institute for Strategic Initiatives organized a conference on 26 April as part of the project entitled "Returning from violence: How to tackle the foreign fighters’ problem in the Western Balkans?” implemented with the financial support of the International Visegard Fund. The conference brought together experts from the Visegrad and...

János T. Barabás attended a roundtable discussion at the National University of Public Service

On the 25th April 2018, the National University of Public Service hosted the Ambassadors' Forum with the topic "Republic of Moldova - Shaping the European Future".

Roundtable discussion on Italian political situation at IFAT

A roundtable discussion was organized by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 25 April, entitled “Election without winner – Italy 2018”. On the event, participated by István Manno, Head of the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, former Consul General of Hungary in Milan, and Dr Fanni Tanács-Mandák, Associate Research Fellow at IFAT analyzed the current Italian political situation. The discussion was moderated by Tamás Levente Molnár, Rese...

Márton Ugrósdy attended a roundtable discussion in International Business School, Budapest

IFAT’s deputy director for strategy, Márton Ugrósdy took part at the latest, April 17 event of the IBS PaIR Student Club which covered Brexit and its possible repercussions.

Johan Verbeke - Strategic Unease: A World in Search of a New Balance

Johan Verbeke, lifelong Belgian diplomat, the Director General of the Brussels-based EGMONT - Royal Institute of International Relations, gave a lecture on the changing world order at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on the 20th of April.

The IFAT hosted the closed meeting of the MENARA project

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the closed meeting of the MENARA (Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture) project on the 26th and 27th of April, 2018.

IFAT hosted the 3rd plenary of the MENARA project

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) held a conference entitled Orders and Disorders in the Middle East and North Africa on the 18th of April in Budapest. The conference was part of the project called MENARA – Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture – funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research...

Danish delegation visited IFAT

The delegation of the Danish Foreign Policy Society (DFPS) visited the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) on 16 April 2018 to get informed on Hungarian foreign and domestic affairs. On the four-party event, beside DFPS and IFAT, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and the College for Advanced Studies of Diplomacy in Practice (CASDP) were represented.

Roundtable discussion: Romanian economy – an outlook

On 16 April, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a roundtable discussion entitled the Romanian economy – an outlook, where Dr Andrei Radulescu, Director of Macroeconomic Research, Banca Transilvania and Gábor Miklós, assistant lecturer at Corvinus University of Budapest shared their knowledge and thoughts with the audience. The discussion was moderated by Péter Goreczky, senior analyst at the Institute for Foreign affairs and Trade.

Gergely Varga, associate research fellow of IFAT attended a roundtable discussion in Brussels

Gergely Varga, associate research fellow of IFAT attended the roundtable discussion entitled ‘PESCO: What role for the V4 in developing European strategic autonomy?’ held on 9-11 April in Brussels. Other participants of the roundtable discussion were Tomáš Szunyog, Deputy Head of the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU, Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee, and Justyna Gotkowska from the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Poland.

Public lecture by Péter Goreczky at Corvinus University

On 9 April Péter Goreczky, senior analyst of IFAT participated at the One Belt One Road - China-CEE Relations in the 21th Century conference at Corvinus University, organised by the Central Europe Association and the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy.

The meeting of Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy with the Argentinean Secretary of State for Justice

Dr. Csaba Gelényi, Ambassador of Hungary in Buenos Aires received the State Secretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism of the Argentinean Ministry of Justice, his deputy, Dr. José Brian Schapira and Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow at IFAT.

Closed workshop with Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy at the Argentinean Council for International Relations

The Argentinean Council for International Relations (Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales, CARI) invited Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow of IFAT for a roundtable discussion in Buenos Aires on 3rd of April.

The Euro-Atlantic Area Facing Many Challenges

On 27 March 2018 the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a public lecture entitled „The Euro-Atlantic Area Facing Main Challenges”. The invited guests were Marko Mihkelson, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament and Zsolt Németh, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly.

Public lecture by Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy at the Brazilian institute for foreign affairs

Based on a cooperation agreement between the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the Brazilian institute for foreign affairs: Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG), on 26 March, a roundtable discussion and lecture was held in Brasilia City with the participation of Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow of the IFAT.

MCC Neighbourhood Dialogues – Shape your V4!

One of our colleagues at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Nikolett Garai also attended the roundtable discussion of the Neighbourhood Dialogues - Shape your V4! conference organised by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium on 24 March.

Delegation of the Indian Institute of Public Administration visits IFAT

On 23 March the delegation of the Indian Institute of Public Administration visited the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) where they were informed about the operations and research activities of IFAT.

The IFAT and HQ MNC NE signed an agreement on cooperation within Civil-Military Cooperation

A delegation of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) participated in the Civil-Military Interaction seminar organized by NATO Multinational Corps North-East and facilitated by NATO Integration Force Unit (NFIU) Hungary. Director Marton Schőberl (IFAT) and Major General Krzysztof Król (Deputy General, Headquarters, Multinational Corps Northeast) signed an agreement on cooperation within Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC).

“Stronger Together” Series: The Future of the Euro

On the 21st March, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the State Secretariat for European Union Affairs of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office jointly organized a roundtable discussion, titled „The future of the euro: the reforms of the eurozone and the perspectives of non-eurozone countries”, within the framework of the „Stronger Together - Mapping a New Path for the European Union” series.

IFAT at the 11th Europe-Ukraine Forum in Rzeszów, Poland

Deputy Director Dr. László Vasa represented IFAT as an invited speaker at the 11th Europe-Ukraine Forum in Rzeszów, Poland on 13-14 March.

The “Ask the Expert” series continued in Pécs

On 13 March 2018, the latest event of “Ask the Expert”, a foreign-policy roundtable series of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, entitled „The Future of the European Union – Enlarged or Broken?” was organized in cooperation with the University of Pécs.

Balkans on the Road of EU Integration: Is the EU still the Center of Gravity?

The Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies organized an international conference entitled ’Balkans on the Road of EU Integration: Is the EU still the Center of Gravity?’ on 13 March 2018 where experts from Hungary, the Western Balkans and Turkey shared their views about that whether the EU is still a luring modell, and how the relations of the EU with the Western Balkans and Turkey changed.

„Stronger Together” Series: National Identity in Europe Today

On 7th March 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted the most recent event of the “Stronger Together” series, exploring the changing role of national identity in contemporary Europe. The roundtable discussion was organized in cooperation with the State Secretariat for European Union Affairs of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office.

The Long Road to a New German Government – Replay or Reset?

The third grand coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel will be inaugurated on 14 March 2018. The aim of the discussion, which was held on 6 March, was to provide an overview of future German domestic, - foreign- and European politics, in accordance with the priorities of the new-old grand coalition. The discussion of two professors from the Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) was moderated by Tamás Levente Molnár, research fellow of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT).

Suomi/Finland 100

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, together with the Embassy of Hungary, Helsinki, launched a book titled „Suomi/Finland 100” on 5th March 2018 at the premises of IFAT.

“Cuba vs. Trump” roundtable discussion

On 1st March the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized a roundtable discussion with the title "Cuban-American Relations in the Shadow of Trump". The panelists of the event were Dr. András Drexler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary accredited to Havana, Márton Ugrósdy, Strategic Deputy Director of IFAT, Research Fellow for United States’ Affairs, and Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute responsible for Latin America, who was th...

Western Balkans – In the Limelight of Global Players: KAS – IFAT Western Balkans Conference 2018

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Budapest and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade jointly organized the second Western Balkans Conference this year entitled ‘Western Balkans – In the Limelight of Global Players’. The event that was held on 1 March 2018 consisted of two closed and one public panel. The latter took place at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade where the opening lecture was held by H.E. Péter Szijjártó, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tr...

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Russia and international security in North-East-Asia

On 11th June 2018, in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), Ambassador Vladimir F. Pryakhin held a lecture on the role and aims of Russia in the North-East-Asian region. György Nanovfszky gave the introduction, and the event was moderated by György Ilyash, associate research fellow at IFAT.

Synergies between the Pacific Alliance and the Visegrád Group - A high level working group meeting in Budapest

On June 5, 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion on the Synergies between the Pacific Alliance and the Visegrád Group with leading experts in the field. H.E. María Verónica Chahin Sarah, the Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Adela Maestre Cuello, the Director of Regional Integration and Concentration Mechanisms of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Santiago Mateos Cibrián, Deputy Director General for Integration in Latin America and the ...

The Visegrad Group Facing New Challenges

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Students [DOSz] jointly organized a conference on V4 challenges under the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Cooperation on the 4th of June. During the two panels, PhD and DLA students shared their research results with the audience.

Bucharest Nine before the NATO Summit

Márton Ugrósdy, IFAT’s deputy director for strategy participated on the joint event of PISM and GMF under the title „Bucharest Nine before the NATO Summit”.