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12/8/23, 12:11 PM
Budapest Lectures, Center for International Law

“What Binds Europe Together Is Christianity”

Budapest
Christianity is what holds European peoples and the European civilization together, and without its protection there can be little hope for a solid basis for a European future – Christopher Caldwell, writer, journalist, and senior fellow at the Claremont Institute pointed out in the latest event of the MCC Budapest Lecture series sharing his thoughts on the past and current situations of Europe as well as on the future challenges of the European cooperation.
12/1/23, 11:04 AM
Center for International Law

Protecting Our Cultural Heritage in International Law

Miskolc
The natural, economic and intellectual features the 21st century world pose many different challenges to our cultural heritage. The legal protection of cultural heritage, which expresses our way of life, traditions, worldview, our spiritual and emotional values, is therefore one of the most important objective of the future” – was pointed out during the MCC study days on the international legal protection of cultural heritage.
11/27/23, 10:58 AM

Election Night In Debrecen: The Dutch Elections

Debrecen
With more than 130 attendees and the participation of 6 experts, MCC organized its first regional ‘Election Night’ event in Debrecen. At the fully packed local training center event, participants were able to gain a deeper insight into Dutch domestic politics, and the background of the groundbreaking election.
11/23/23, 11:38 AM
Budapest Lectures

Innovation and Creativity as Catalysts for Business Success

Budapest
The impact of creativity and innovation on business success was discussed by recent Budapest Lecture guest Deepak Ohri, CEO and founder of Lebula Hotels and Resorts.
11/21/23, 2:02 PM
Budapest Lectures, Center for International Law

Sports Embody the Virtues that Elevated the Western Civilization

Budapest
„Sports embody the virtues and values that historically elevated Western civilization: determination, teamwork, self-discipline, fair play, camaraderie and community” – Jodi Balsam Professor at Brooklyn Law School and Krisztián Kecsmár, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union pointed out in the latest event of the MCC Budapest Lecture series that compated the European and American approaches to sports law.
11/20/23, 4:00 PM
German-Hungarian Institute for European Cooperation

MCC Organizes a Film Screening for the Recent Sebastian Kurz Documentary

Budapest
The premiere of the latest documentary film about Sebastian Kurz's career took place in front of a full house in the Uránia National Film Theater in Budapest. Following the film screening, the former Austrian chancellor participated in a panel discussion with Zoltán Szalai, the director of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium, Bence Bauer, the director of the Hungarian-German Institute for European Cooperation, and Andor Nagy , who served as the Hungarian ambassador in Vienna for five years.
11/20/23, 3:50 PM
Migration Research Institute

International Migration Research Network established by the Migration Research Institute

Budapest
The International Network for Immigration Research (INIR) has been established in Budapest by the Migration Research Institute, together with renowned American, French, and Israeli partner institutions, to provide a pragmatic, scientific, and professional approach to the issue of migration, and rejecting unrealistic ideological approaches to the issue.
11/9/23, 9:14 AM
Center for Public Law

Where Referendum is a Basic Institution of the Constitutional Process–MCC’s Center for Public Law visit to Ireland

Dublin
The first autumn study trip of the Center for Public Law, which lasted from the 13th to 18th of October, focused on comparing the democratic and constitutional systems of Hungary and Ireland. Meetings and discussions with university professors, researchers, practicing lawyers and public officials allowed participants to deepen their understanding of key fundamental rights issues related to the questions of referendums, abortion, marriage, euthanasia, migration, freedom of expression in the online space, hate speech, and child protection. They also learned about the culture and history of Ireland, which has a great impact on how Irish people view these fundamental issues. In the context of Irish constitutional policy, the functioning of the Irish courts and the role of case law was also addressed.
11/9/23, 9:10 AM

Battle of Ideas Festival in London

London
In the last weekend of October, MCC students took part in London’s Battle of Ideas Festival. Nearly 100 panel discussions were held over the course of the two-day event, which brought together over 2500 participants. MCC’s group was comprised of students from a variety of fields, which matched the diverse range of topics at the festival.
11/6/23, 3:38 PM
Learning Institute

Learning from Asia in Education confernce

Budapest
The "Learning from Asia in Education" conference, which took place on 30-31 October 2023 at the MCC Centre in Budapest, provided a new perspective on education development in Asia and presented an opportunity for intensive communication between Asian and European education experts.
11/3/23, 3:52 PM
Magyar Összetartozás Intézete

"We need to understand what holds the Hungarian nation together" - the MCC Institute for National Unity was launched.

The Institute for Hungarian Unity has started its activities under the direction of Gábor Margittai and Anita Major, who both have decades of experience in studying Hungarian history. It is Mathias Corvinus Collegium's sixth institute. As it was stated in a remark relating to cancel culture, one of the most dangerous trends of our days, "a nation that denies its past also denies its future".
11/2/23, 4:48 PM
Center for International Law

MCC-Stanford Student Summit: Once in a Lifetime Experience

Two major cities, world-class universities and renowned professors, public figures who shaped our history, two joint student programs, nearly twenty academic lectures, two federal judges and many more adventures in California: this was groundbreaking MCC-Stanford Student Summit that provided MCC students with a life-changing experience.
11/2/23, 9:02 AM
School of International Relations

A Study Trip Across the Equator with Students from the School of International Relations

MCC Students visited key institutions in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country. The primary objective of the trip was to give students an insight into Indonesia's system of foreign relations.
10/27/23, 9:01 AM
Budapest Lectures

The Revival of Classical Architecture in the 21st century

Budapest
The recently held lecture of MCC’s Budapest Lectures series discussed the fascinating topic of classical architecture and its potential revival. The lecture featured the architect Conor Lynch and was moderated by Stephen Sholl, Head of the MCC International Communications Group.
10/26/23, 2:36 PM
Learning Institute

Battleground in the History classroom: French experiences and perspectives

Budapest
On 20 October 2023 in a compelling podium talk on History education in France, the distinguished participants, Joël Hautebert, university professor of legal history, Yannick Jaffré, associate professor of philosophy and János Setényi, director of MCC Learning Institute shed light on the critical aspects of history teaching in France, Hungary and in Europe.
10/12/23, 1:39 PM
School of Economics

MCC Torockó 2023 - The First Merged Training Event of MCC’s School of Economics

Torockó
Torockó, Romania was crowded, not just with MCC students, but with Minister Csaba Lantos, Professor János Száz, Associate Professor Jácint Juhász, Konrád Rés, originator and director of Vibe Festival.
10/12/23, 1:03 PM
Budapest Lectures

The Power of Duty and its Impact on Societies in East Asia

Budapest
The Budapest Lecture held on the 2nd of October focused on duty, the evolution of this concept over the centuries, and its impact on Japanese society. The discussion also shed light on how the so-called „No war clause” of the Japanese constitution and debates over its changes. The discussion featured Hajime Yamamoto, Professor of Law at Keio University, who guided the audience through the various topics, in addition to the moderator Noémi Pálfalvi, Head of the MCC’s International Directorate
10/10/23, 3:25 PM
Center for International Law

US politics in the web of "impeachment"

Zalaegerszeg
What is the constitutional function of US "impeachment"? How does it differ from criminal prosecution? What US constitutional institutions play a role in the impeachment process? For what reasons is this procedure being used more often and what does it mean for American democracy? These and other exciting questions were answered at a recent panel discussion between Renée Lerner, Professor of Law at George Washington University and Craig Lerner, Professor of Law at George Mason University, at the MCC's Zalaegerszeg Centre, where we were given a glimpse into a fascinating area of American legal and political struggles.
10/9/23, 1:15 PM
Migration Research Institute

“The Decade of Move” - The Threats and Challenges of Mass Migration in Europe

Budapest
A joint conference was organized on September 28th by the Migration Research Institute and the Waclaw Felczak Institute of Polish Hungarian Cooperation at Mathias Corvinus Collegium to assess the migration trends of the last ten years.
10/9/23, 9:27 AM
Center for International Law

Instead of Ideologies, Human Rights Are Rooted in Communities

Miskolc
The communities are a good starting point to protect human rights because, it is they who understand the reasons behind protecting rights -pointed out by Josephat Kilonzo in lecture organized by MCC in the University of Miskolc.
10/6/23, 10:49 AM
School of International Relations

What is AUKUS? Where is the US-China Rivalry Heading?

Székesfehérvár
The first autumn presentation held at MCC’s Székesfehérvár Center focused on the AUKUS agreement and its significance. Ádám Tenczer, an International Relations expert and researcher at Mathias Corvinus Collegium, offered insights into how the nuclear technology transfer agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia affects the security of the Pacific region, and why the US left out several of their allies from the cooperation.
10/5/23, 4:39 PM

Hundred Years of Hurt: The Impact of the Past on the Present

Debrecen
"Understanding other countries’ collective memories is crucial for successful diplomacy, one cannot, for example, understand Hungary without understanding how Hungary remembers Trianon. Neither would I recommend anyone embark on a diplomatic mission to Hungary without understanding 1956 means either," said Stephen Travis Sholl, Head of MCC's International Communications Group, and guest speaker at MCC-Debrecen.
10/4/23, 10:00 AM

Csaba Moldicz: Geopolitics in Central Europe

Before the region's political and economic transformation in the early 1990s, the history of Central European countries appeared to be a collection of unfulfilled dreams of freedom. Neither the revolutions of 1848, nor the uprisings against Soviet rule in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, succeeded in bringing about the long-awaited changes. With the collapse of the communist bloc in 1989, however, a pathway was opened to democratization, full sovereignty, and a market economy. While the reintegration of the region into the Western world has brought partial economic successes, these countries have also been confronted with two interlinked pitfalls.
10/2/23, 1:09 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

“Fundamental rights assume a political community and sovereignty that are able to protect them.”

„The fundamental rights and responsibilities are integral part of our cultural heritage, and the sovereignty of our nation is essential for their protection” – was pointed in the international legal conference of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) and the Barna Horváth Law and Liberty Circle. The conference’s panel discussions, attended by high number of participants explored the proliferation of rights claims that distort the balanced idea of fundamental rights and responsibility, the essential role of sovereignty and subsidiarity in protecting rights, the dangers of the increasing secularization or the challenges of economic globalization.
10/2/23, 11:40 AM
Budapest Lectures, Center for International Law

Constitutional Crises in America

Budapest
“It is increasingly difficult for Americans to imagine a common future or a common way of governing themselves or being governed” - pointed out Charles Kesler, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University, in a conversation with Stephen Sholl, Visiting Fellow of MCC and Lénárd Sándor, head of the Center for International Law at MCC as part of MCC’s Budapest Lectures.
9/27/23, 2:18 PM
Transcarpathian Public Leadership Program

“MCC is a community that has common roots, genuine values, and forward-looking plans”- Gergely Gulyás at MCC’s opening ceremony in Beregszász (Berehovo, Ukraine)

Beregszász
At Mathias Corvinus Collegium's opening ceremony of the academic year in Beregszász, Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Ministers' Office praised MCC for providing exceptional opportunities for gifted young people in Hungary and in the Carpathian Basin. Furthermore, he suggested MCC’s program could protect the next generation from aimless individualism by fostering a community that has common roots, genuine values, and forward-looking plans.
9/22/23, 11:02 AM
School of Economics

Paul Romer meets Students from MCC’s School of Economics

Budapest
On September 18th, Balázs Szepesi, head of MCC’s School of Economics, moderated a unique and exciting discussion with the Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Romer.
9/20/23, 2:50 PM

The Pursuit of Beauty - An Academic Conference

Cambridge
In a unique philosophical conference, MCC students explored beauty as a force that shapes both community and character. The event was held at Cambridge University, the alma mater of Roger Scruton, in the prestigious Peterhouse College, the university's oldest building complex. Students explored the depths of aesthetics with renowned professors and international academics at the event, organized by the Sir Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation.
9/15/23, 1:23 PM

Richard Werner at MCC Debrecen: Economic Growth is Compatible with Climate Policy Goals

Debrecen
In a recent presentation in Debrecen, Richard Werner, an economics professor at the University of Winchester, stated that economic growth itself is not harmful to the environment, instead it is pollution and environmental damage that must be halted. He argued that economic growth does not always reflect actual growth. Rather, GDP and national income are mere statistical concepts that emerged 200-300 years ago, when actors of the financial sector tried to find indicators to assess the strength of an economy by compiling statistical data sets. Economic growth is necessary to create prosperity and to afford the cost of protecting the environment. It is a necessary condition. "The greater the economic growth is, the more resources we will have to protect the environment."
9/13/23, 12:38 PM
German-Hungarian Institute for European Cooperation

Event report: Beyond the Green Border – A Presentation and Panel Discussion with Boris Palmer

Budapest
Boris Palmer, mayor of the university city of Tübingen, is one of the most well-known, most successful, and most controversial mayors in Germany. On September 5th, At the invitation of MCC’s Hungarian-German Institute for European Cooperation's, he gave a presentation titled "Beyond the Green Border" where he spoke about his views on federal politics, his work in local government, and Hungarian-German relations. The event was packed, with more than 100 people attended the event, held in Mathias Corvinus Collegium's Scruton Café. Additionally, over 75 individuals watched the presentation and the panel discussion online.
9/13/23, 9:32 AM
Climate Policy Institute

Nation States Going Green

Budapest
Professor Bert De Vries has given a presentation about the key themes of sustainable development for nation states. The way in which the conversation about sustainability is changing differs from the previous decades widely.
9/11/23, 2:29 PM
Center for European Studies

Excluded universities in the maze of EU funding

Budapest
On September 6th, MCC’s Center for European Studies, in association with EuroAtlantic Consulting Zrt, hosted a symposium on the state of Hungarian universities and research institutions.
9/5/23, 2:12 PM
Learning Institute

EdTech Summit Hungary 2023 - Educational Technology Exhibition and Conference at MCC

Budapest
Last Saturday, Mathias Corvinus Collegium hosted the 2023 EdTech Summit-Hungary. The conference, which included exciting presentations and exhibitions, was held on September 2nd at MCC's main campus. This conference brought together nearly 200 educators and around 150 eager participants from throughout Hungary to learn about the latest developments in the field of education and share their experiences.
9/1/23, 3:57 PM
Learning Institute, Guest Speaker

Effective communication and negotiation in the new world of work

Budapest
On August 29th, MCC’s Learning Research Institute welcomed Orna Kopolovich, Head of the Center for Negotiation Management and Business Innovation at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), to its Budapest campus. Besides her role at HIT, Kopolovich studied executive negotiation at Harvard and has been a senior trainer, mediator, and negotiation management researcher for several years.
8/25/23, 11:36 AM
MCC Feszt

Tucker Carlson: Hungary is a fantastic country because it sticks to its values

Budapest
On the 22nd of August, Tucker Carlson, the United States’ leading political commentator, returned to Hungary for another visit. As part of the post festival event, MCC Feszt After, held at Budapest’s Millenáris Park, Tucker Carlson gave a rousing speech where he discussed common issues facing Hungary and the United States. Similar to last month’s MCC Feszt, the speech was preceded by panel discussions on important and topical issues.
8/16/23, 1:01 PM
Modul University Vienna

Apply for our Modul University Vienna Scholarship!

Vienna
Once a year, Mathias Corvinus Collegium Foundation invites applications for the Modul University Vienna Scholarship, whereby MCC will provide the successful applicant with a scholarship to study a course at Modul University Vienna.
8/15/23, 11:30 AM
MCC Feszt

MCC Feszt After with Tucker Carlson

Budapest
MCC Feszt After, organized jointly by Mathias Corvinus Collegium and Mandiner, will host Tucker Carlson, one of the world's most influential media personalities, on August 22 at Millenáris Park in Budapest. The event is free of charge and open to the public with Hungarian translation provided.
8/3/23, 4:36 PM
Center for Public Law, Migration Research Institute

Migration and its impact in the focus of the first jointly organized summer university by the European Public Law Organisation and the MCC

Athen
Just a week ago, the Athens-based EPLO Summer School (the European Public Law Organisation's annual summer school), which took place in the last week of July 2023, ended, offering students the opportunity to apply for courses on a range of topics, from migration to artificial intelligence.
7/30/23, 7:28 AM
MCC Feszt

MCC Feszt Becomes the Main Professional & Pop Music Festival in the Carpathian Basin

Esztergom
The third annual MCC Feszt was a huge success, with over 250 performers, more than 120 professional programs, and around 50 musical events and 100 exhibitors on the Edu Promenade.