Posts tagged with ‘Máté Szalai’

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    The strategy of the European Union regarding the Middle East

    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. 

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    Geopolitical competition in the Eastern Mediterranean

    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.

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    The Middle East after the death of Soleimani

    On January 21, 2020, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade held a roundtable discussion entitled “The Middle East after the death of Soleimani” with the participation of Erzsébet N. Rózsa (professor at the National University of Public Service and external research fellow of IFAT), Máté Szalai (senior research fellow of IFAT and assistant lecturer at Corvinus University of Budapest), and Gergely Varga (senior research fellow of IFAT). The event was moderated by Péter Wagner, senior research fellow of IFAT and senior lecturer of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church.

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    Arab Spring 2.0? – Roundtable discussion on the recent waves of protests in the Arab region

    On December 2, 2019, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade held a roundtable discussion entitled “Arab Spring 2.0?” with the participation of László Csicsmann (Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest and Associate Research Fellow of IFAT), Elias Dahrouge (Doctoral Candidate at Corvinus University of Budapest), Erzsébet N. Rózsa (Professor at the National University of Public Service and Associate Research Fellow of IFAT) and Omar Sayfo (Associate Research Fellow of IFAT). The event was moderated by Máté Szalai (Senior Research Fellow of IFAT and Assistant Lecturer at Corvinus University of Budapest).

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    The 2nd Saudi-Hungarian workshop took place in Riyadh

    The Prince Saud Al Feisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organised the second Saudi-Hungarian Forum on the 28th of October, 2019 in Riyadh.

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    Security Policy Corvinae – Book launch

    On the 4th of October, 2019, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the launch of the book entitled “Security Policy Corvinae” published by the Antall József Knowledge Centre. Two editors of the volume, Kinga Szálkai and Tamás Péter Baranyi and of its authors, István Tarrósy discussed the significance, peculiarities and the content of the book with the moderator, Máté Szalai.

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    2019/13 – How Do You See the Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council Integration Format?

    In the 4:1 series of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, four researchers give a short answer to the same question concerning international politics and economics. Our aim is to launch the scientific debates in and beyond Hungary and to promote dialogue among experts. In this issue, our topic is: “How do you see the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council integration format?”

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    Political outlook after the EU elections

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion on the results of the elections to the European Parliament on June 6, 2019. Nikolett Garai, Tamás Levente Molnár and Barnabás Szabó, all research fellows of our Institute, apart from drawing up general conclusions from the elections, gave detailed analysis of the results from the Visegrad countries, the Iberian Peninsula, the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria, and exchanged their views on the most important challenges facing the new legislature. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Máté Szalai, senior researcher of the Institute.

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    Joint conference of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and IFAT

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs organised a joint conference in Jerusalem on the 3rd of June, 2019. Participants of the event entitled “In Search of Stability and Development – Common Challenges and Solutions between Central Europe and Israel” evaluated the relations between Israel and our region in the light of the results of the European Parliamentary elections.

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    Iranian-American Tensions and the Chances of a New Gulf War

    A year after the American withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal, the relations between the United States and Iran hit a new low. The Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade organised an expert roundtable on the 29th of May to interpret Iranian-American tensions and to discuss the chances of the eruption of a new Gulf war. The participants of the debate included Ádám Éva, researcher of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, Erzsébet N. Rózsa, senior research fellow of the World Economy Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and professor of the University of Public Service, and László Csicsmann, associate professor of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The discussion was moderated by Máté Szalai, senior researcher at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade assistant professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest.