Being in the right place at the right time or being in the wrong place at the wrong time - which one leads to being part of history? In the 20th century, many people suddenly found themselves in the middle of the action, having done nothing more - and nothing less - than stand up for their principles, their beliefs, their convictions, their fellow human beings, or even their nation. They had no intention of making history, but the situation demanded that they act. Is it a curse or a blessing if we are destined to play a role that will be seen as significant by our descendants? Does the person shape history, or does history shape character?
From this perspective, historian Thibaud Gibelin, currently a guest lecturer at MCC, examines Viktor Orban's role in the recent history of the Visegrad countries and Europe, and derives his character and motivations from our history, its twists and turns, its lessons, and its tradition.
5.30 – 5.40 PM OPENING REMARK
- Dr. Zoltán Szalai, Director General, MCC
5.40 – 6.30 PM MODERATED DISCUSSION
- Thibaud Gibelin, Author of the Book, MCC Visiting Fellow
- Áron Máthé, Historian, Vice-Chair of the Committee of National Remembrance
- Dr. Máté Botos, Historian, Publishing Director of MCC Press, Editor of the Book
- Moderator: Dániel Gyuriss, MCC Ph.D. Student, Researcher
6.30 – 6.50 PM Q&A
6.50 – 7.00 PM BOOK SIGNING OF THE AUTHOR
The language of the event is English.