On 20th June 2018, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the book launch of the recent volume titled „Opening and Identity – Geopolitics, World Trade, Europe” by János Martonyi. The invited speakers included the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and author János Martonyi, Chairman of the Committe on Foreign Affairs of the Hungarian National Assembly Zsolt Németh, and professor emeritus Tibor Várady. The event was moderated by Márton Schőberl, Director of IFAT.
On 25 June the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a roundtable discussion analysing the opportunities of Hungary in terms of export and investment promotion, based on the experiences of economic and commercial attachés. As participants of the roundtable three attachés were invited - Zsuzsanna László from Sao Paulo, Ferenc Fási from Beijing and Domonkos Lakner from Copenhagen.
Tamás Levente Molnár, IFAT’s research fellow participated in Pallas Athene Geopolitical Research Institute’ GeoDebates conference, an Oxford-style debate event.
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.
Márton Ugrósdy represented IFAT at the 10th European Economic Congress in Katowice, Poland on May 14-15.
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.