On April 22, 2021 the Embassy of the State of Israel, with the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and Startup Campus jointly organized a conference on the occasion of Earth Day entitled „GreenUp”: Israeli – Hungarian Strategies and Ideas on Sustainability.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) held a roundtable discussion entitled “Border changes in the Balkans: reality or fiction?” on 22 April 2021. The event was moderated by Julianna Ármás, IFAT Research Fellow and the panelists included László Márkusz, IFAT Senior Research Fellow and Ferenc Németh, IFAT Research Fellow.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) held an online roundtable discussion titled “The Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in the context of changing politics in Kosovo” on 21 April 2021. The event was moderated by Anna Orosz, Research Fellow and Program Manager of IFAT, and the guest speakers were Donika Emini, the Executive Director of Civikos Platform in Kosovo and Igor Novaković, Research Director of the International and Security Affairs Centre – ISAC Fund in Serbia.
On April 9, 2021 the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) held a conversation entitled Suganomics/Bidenomics – New Economics for Japan? At this event IFAT hosted Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi from Keio University, Japan, who served as advisor to former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Deputy Director Tamás Baranyi joined the conversation as speaker, and Director Márton Ugrósdy as moderator.
As a side event of the high-level Hungarian and Uzbek political meetings, a conference titled “Uzbekistan and Hungary: Prospects of Bilateral and Interregional Cooperation” was held on 31 March 2021 with the participation of the director and chief advisor of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT).
On 20 May, 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted Hon. Wendy Morton, Minister for European Neighbourhood & the Americas at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office United Kingdom and Amb. Péter Sztáray, Minister of State for Security Policy at a roundtable discussion entitled Hungary and the UK: 100 years of bilateral relations and prospects for the future.
The Brussels-based Egmont Institute and the Budapest-based Hungarian Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade held a constructive discussion on 13 May, 2021.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) calls for applications to its 2021/2022 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 affairs, defense, and foreign trade policy, and, in selected cases, a platform for the publication of their work.
Analysis by Bianka Emese Szabó
On March 30, 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized an online roundtable discussion titled „Innovation and start-up ecosystem in Poland and Hungary”. The event was the second panel discussion organized within the project supported by the Waclaw Felczak Foundation and was part of the Felczak Workshop series and the Hungarian-Polish Knowledge Base Programme. In the opening words Anna Wisniewski emphasized that in the forthcoming months three important topics shall be discussed by the invited experts in the context of the Polish-Hungarian economic relations – green energy, innovation and best practices in bilateral economic relations. The experts participating in the present discussion were Prof. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Mr Piotr Arak, Ms Mária Molnár-Nagy, Mr Marcin Sowa and Mr László Jónás. The discussion was moderated by Dr László Vasa, Senior Researcher and Chief Advisor of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.