The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (IFAT’s) senior research fellow, Péter Stepper and director, Márton Ugrósdy participated in the Bled Strategic Forum.
On the 18th of August, 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organised an online roundtable discussion focusing on the situation in Afghanistan after the American withdrawal and the Taliban’s takeover. Three experts participated in the discussion – Tamás Péter Baranyi (Deputy Director for Strategy of IFAT), Virág Novák-Varró (doctoral candidate at the University of Public Service), and Péter Wagner (senior research fellow of IFAT, senior lecturer of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary). The event was moderated by Máté Szalai.
On June 24, 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) welcomed Mr. Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Director of Columbia University’s Harriman Institute for a discussion on The Future of American Hegemony and American Strategy in Eurasia. Márton Ugrósdy, Director of IFAT also took part in the conversation which was moderated by Tamás Baranyi, Deputy Director of IFAT.
In the 4:1 series of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, four experts give a short answer to the same question concerning international politics and economics. Our aim is to launch scientific debates in and beyond Hungary and promote dialogue among experts. In this issue our topic is “What Can Be Expected From the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union?”.
On June 22, 2021, the Institute for Foregin Affairs and Trade (IFAT) in cooperation with the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) held a joint book launch for the newest release of Mr. Péter Marton entitled “Covid-19 – The Infection of Unhealthy Policies”.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) held an online launch of the volume titled “Western Balkans Playbook: Competition for Influence Among Foreign Actors” on 31 May 2021. The event was moderated by Anna Orosz, IFAT Research Fellow and Program Manager.
As Hungary took over the presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized an online book launch to present the latest special issue of its journal to highlight the role and importance of the CoE.