Welcoming remarks:

  • Dániel Horogszegi Szilágyi-Landeck – Head of Brussels Office, Foundtain for a Civic Hungary
  • Dr. Kinga Gál – MEP, Vice-President of Fidesz

Keynote speech: Balázs Orbán

Panel discussion:

  • Balázs Orbán – Author, Political Director of the Prime Minister of Hungary
  • Peter Hefele, PhD – Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
  • Prof. David Engels, PhD – Professor and Chair, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Hélène de Lauzun, PhD – Editor, European Conservative

Closing remarks and strategic outlook: Marco Campomenosi – MEP – (ID)

Moderator: Rodrigo Ballester – Head of the Center for European Studies, MCC

About the book:

The Hungarian Way of Strategy offers a unique view inside government thinking from high-level Hungarian politician, Political Director to the Prime Minister of Hungary, Balázs Orbán. Drawing on extensive scholarship as well as a range of examples from history and popular culture, the author provides readers unfamiliar with Hungary’s unique geography and history an understanding of how these factors continue to shape Hungarian thinking as he explains strategic planning, national character, and debunks misconceptions fostered by Western media about the nature and aims of Hungary’s government. While countering the prevailing narrative in the West about Hungary, Balázs Orbán advocates for a Europe in which there is room to govern by principles rooted in national history and values instead of the currently hegemonic liberal consensus.