On the 27th of May, H. E. Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, Ambassador of the State of Israel to Hungary, gave an online lecture at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The event was entitled “Challenges the Middle East and Europe are facing in light of Covid-19: An Israeli Perspective” and was moderated by Tamás Péter Baranyi, Deputy Director of Strategy of IFAT.
Record of a webinar organized by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on the 26th of May.
Record of a webinar organized by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on the 14th of May.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) calls for applications to its 2020/2021 Fall Term research internship program with the objective of providing the participants with valuable professional tools related to their research, an insight into the work of Hungarian institutions operating in the field of foreign, defense, and trade policy, and, in selected cases, a platform for the publication of their work.
On 26 February the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a conference on nuclear and security challenges as well as connectivity issues of Asia with the participation of experts from Japan, Hungary, and Central and Eastern Europe.
On the 27th of February 2020, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) held their annual Western Balkans Conference at the Andrássy University Budapest. This year, the event focused on the future of EU enlargement towards the Balkan region. The conference entitled “European perspectives for the Western Balkans – The EU’s credentials at stake?” offered high-level speakers a platform to showcase how their respective country or institution see the future of the European project in the Western Balkans.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, in cooperation with the French Institute of Budapest, hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “The strategy of the European Union regarding the Middle East” on the 24th of February, 2020. The event focused on the evaluation of the foreign policy of the EU in the region and on the challenges related to formulating a unified approach.
On 24 February the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a public lecture of To Anh Tuan, PhD, deputy-director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam on current trends of the Asia-Pacific and Vietnam’s position in the region. The presentation was followed by a roundtable discussion with the participation of Tamás Baranyi, PhD, deputy director of IFAT.
On 19 February, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized an event titled “Towards a More Effective European Foreign Policy – Research Presentation about the Qualified Majority Voting and the European Security Council”. The authors of the study discussed, among other things, the major challenges facing the European Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), the changing global political environment affecting the effectiveness of EU foreign policy, and the dynamics among Member States.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Geopolitical competition in the Eastern Mediterranean” on the 17th of February, 2020. The event focused on the regional and global rivalry following the discovery of natural gas reserves in the Eastern basin of the Mediterranean sea and its effects, as well as the related energy security considerations of Hungary and the European Union.