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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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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.