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5/24/22, 11:37 AM
Lunch Talks

The Protection of Freedom of Expression from Social Media Platforms

Budapest
The fourth, and the last speaker of the special MCC Lunch Talks series of May was András Koltay, PhD, lawyer, head of the MCC Center for Free Speech.
5/23/22, 2:21 PM

High Courts Inside Out

Budapest
Michael Shenkman, Deputy Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States, and the Administrative Director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program and Attila Szabó, Chief of Cabinet of the President of the Hungarian Constitutional Court shared their experiences.
5/17/22, 11:23 AM
Lunch Talks

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: A bull in a china shop?

Budapest
The third speaker of the special MCC Lunch Talks series of May was András Csúri, PhD, lawyer, head of the MCC Center for Criminal Law.
5/13/22, 12:08 PM

The MCC Teaching and Educational Strategy is now available online!

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) has published a strategy document which aims to lay down the unique teaching and educational principles of the institution. These principles have been crystallized over 25 years of experience, and following a professional dialogue conducted in 2021 and 2022, the document has been completed and expanded.
5/13/22, 11:04 AM
Law School

Inter Arma Enim Silent Lēgēs?

Budapest
Bruno Simma, former member of the International Court of Justice, currently professor of law at the University of Michigan, and Réka Varga, former legal counsel to the International Committee of the Red Cross, currently associate professor at the Péter Pázmány Catholic University sought answers to this question in the context of the Russo-Ukrainian War in the event organized by the MCC International Law Center. The conversation was moderated by Lénárd Sándor, head of the MCC International Law Center.
5/11/22, 2:35 PM
Lunch Talks

The Multifaceted Nature of International Law

Budapest
The second speaker of the special MCC Lunch Talks series of May was Lénárd Sándor, PhD, lawyer, economist, head of the MCC Center for International Law.
5/9/22, 1:07 PM

What’s Next for Hungary?

London
Respect for traditions and culture is the basis of modern conservatism, said Balázs Orbán, MCC's Chairman of the Board of Trustees in London. MCC's lecturers and researchers also attended the conference where they analyzed the Hungarian parliamentary elections. The event "What's Next for Hungary - The Political Landscape After the Election" was organized by the Matthias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), the Danube Institute and the Hungarian Conservative in cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary.
5/5/22, 2:18 PM
Budapest Fellowship Program, Visiting Fellowship Program

Discover Hungary: Pannonhalma

Pannonhalma
During our last spring trip, participants of the Budapest Fellowship Program and Visiting Fellows had the opportunity to explore one of Hungary's most precious historical town Pannonhalma.
5/3/22, 8:03 AM
Lunch Talks

This is how bitcoin will die

Budapest
The first speaker of the special MCC Lunch Talks series of May was Géza Sebestyén, PhD, economist, associate professor, head of the MCC Economic Policy Center.
4/14/22, 3:32 PM

„Islands of excellence should meet, this makes Europe better” – Spyridon Flogaitis, President of the European Public Law Organization visited the MCC

Budapest
Organised by MCC, and its Public Law Center, in cooperation with Constitutional Discourse, the President of the European Public Law Organization, Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, has visited Budapest between 11-12 April. During the two days, he has met several heads of the different centers from MCC and the colleagues of the Law School, but also participated in a roundtable discussing the current topics and trends in European constitutional discourse with Rodrigo Ballester, Lénárd Sándor, Kálmán Pócza and Márton Sulyok. During the roundtable, in a back-and-forth of questions between the panelists, Prof. Flogaitis has highlighted the diversity of the Member States of the EU through the example of his home country, Greece, and called attention to the fact of Member States’ viewpoints, with special focus on their different „constitutional pasts”. The EPLO President talked about his views on European integration, the current and future role of politics and the very different roles of politician and judges. In addition, he addressed the concurrent, different interpretations of the rule of law in this context. He emphasized the relationship of the Court of Justice of the EU and national constitutional courts.
4/14/22, 3:04 PM

“It’s great to have a lot of indexes measuring rule of law, but they should not be dominant in informing European policy decisions” – Webinar with Professor Nuno Garoupa

Budapest
The Public Law Center and the Center for Constitutional Politics have had the pleasure to host Prof. Nuno Garoupa from George Mason University (Fairfax, USA) for a webinar talk regarding the 2021 book edited by Garoupa and two co-editors titled “High Courts in Global Perspective”.
4/5/22, 8:07 AM
Leadership Programme

Scenario-based exercise

Budapest
In the spring semester of 2022, a scenario-based warfare exercise for students of the MCC Leadership Training Programme was again organised. The training was taught this year by Hungarian Army Lieutenant Colonel Csaba Bakos anew, the only Hungarian professional soldier to have taught at the most famous military academy in the United States - and certainly in the world - West Point.
4/1/22, 4:18 PM
Budapest Fellowship Program, Visiting Fellowship Program

Discover Hungary - Szentendre

Szentendre
At the end of March, as the spring weather arrived, some participants of the Budapest Fellowship Programme and the Visiting Fellowship Programme had the opportunity to explore one of Hungary's most beloved jewel boxes: Szentendre
3/28/22, 2:42 PM

MCC’s unique talent management program in an English documentary?

Budapest
MCC’s internationally unique program is also featured in a documentary produced by the New Culture Forum with Peter Whittle.
3/21/22, 2:22 PM
Lunch Talks

How to Find a Path for Political Realism in the 21st Century?

Budapest
Our guest speaker at this week's MCC Lunch Talks was Thibaud Gibelin.
3/10/22, 9:00 AM

MCC for families in Transcarpathia

In recent times, just like the whole country, Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) has also moved to help families in Transcarpathia whom the war has put into extremely difficult situation.
3/8/22, 8:34 AM
Lunch Talks

Playful Attitude in Everyday Life

Budapest
Our last guest of MCC’s Lunch Talks series was Dr. Gábor Csepregi, past president of Université de Saint-Boniface (Winnipeg) and of Dominican University College (Ottawa) MCC's visiting fellow.
3/2/22, 8:49 AM
Budapest Fellowship Program, Visiting Fellowship Program

Discover Hungary - Székesfehérvár

Székesfehérvár
MCC visiting fellows and Budapest Fellows visited Székesfehérvár as part of the Discover Hungary series in February.
2/25/22, 3:48 PM
Conferences

The values we teach our children – MCC Budapest Summit 2022 a huge success

Budapest
The MCC Budapest Summit 2022, a major international conference organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) ended with great success. The conference was seeking to shed light on the values we teach our children. On the second day of the event - 17 February 2022 - exciting discussions and book presentations involved more than 30 speakers from Hungary and abroad and an audience of nearly 750 people. MCC, as a talent development institution aims to become the largest and most dynamic think tank in Hungary - and even in Central Europe.
2/25/22, 3:45 PM
Conferences

The first day of the Budapest Summit 2022 was a massive success

Budapest
The first day of the MCC Budapest Summit 2022, the largest international conference organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), was a huge success. More than 30 speakers and over 500 visitors attended the large-scale event on 16 February 2022. As a talent development institution, MCC aims to become the major and most dynamic think tank in Hungary - and even in Central Europe.
2/18/22, 10:00 AM
Budapest Lectures, Conferences, Publishing

MCC Budapest Summit 2022 - A Huge Hit

Budapest
The MCC Budapest Summit 2022, the largest international professional event organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), was a massive success. The two-day conference focused on the topic “On the Values We Teach Our Children.” This year MCC hosted more than 30 guest speakers who shared their insights in roundtable discussions. More than 750 people attended the conference to listen to the internationally renowned experts from around the world.
2/9/22, 9:44 AM
Lunch Talks

How to Have Impossible Conversations?

Budapest
Dr. Peter Boghossian, participant of the MCC Visiting Fellowship Program was the guest of this year’s third MCC Lunch Talks event. He gave a presentation on methods of conversation and debate between people of different views.
1/25/22, 8:31 AM
Budapest Fellowship Program, Visiting Fellowship Program

To Discover Esztergom

Esztergom
Budapest Fellows and MCC visiting fellows spent a meaningful day at the formal coronation city Esztergom this week to get acquainted with one of the most important historical cities in Hungary.
12/10/21, 1:03 PM
MCC Feszt

Next summer, MCC will "give a voice to talent" again

This year's three-day MCC Feszt was a huge success, so Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) will organize its one-of-a-kind talent festival again next year, in the historic but also vibrant Esztergom between 28-30 July 2022.
11/22/21, 3:10 PM
Publishing

Environmentalism is the new religion - The Hungarian translation of Michael Shellenberger's bestseller presented at the MCC

The recently published Hungarian translation of Michael Shellenberger's bestseller Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All was presented in the framework of an exclusive discussion organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) and the Climate Policy Institute. Michael Shellenberger is an environmental activist, one of the most influential, multiple award-winning environmental writers in the United States who is also an expert for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Shellenberger's book has been translated into sixteen languages so far. The Hungarian edition was now published in collaboration with Gingko Kiadó and MCC Press and launched on 15 November.
11/18/21, 8:26 AM
German-Hungarian Institute for European Cooperation

The German edition of the book "A Thousand Years in the Middle of Europe—The Character of the Hungarian State" was presented for the first time in Germany

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Mathias Corvinus Collegium jointly organized the first presentation of the German edition of the book "A Thousand Years in the Middle of Europe—The Character of the Hungarian State" at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences on 16 November 2021 in Berlin. In addition to the editors of the volume, the presentation and the subsequent panel discussion was also attended by Parliamentary State Secretary Steffen Bilger MP.
11/15/21, 2:53 PM
Conferences

MCC media conference a huge success - record attendance and exciting debates even at an international scale

Budapest
The one-of-a-kind international media conference of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) was a huge success. On the second day of the conference, nearly 20 experts gave presentations or took part in professional discussions in front of an audience of hundreds of interested people.
11/15/21, 9:01 AM
Conferences

Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age - MCC media conference aroused great interest

With the emergence of parliamentary democracies, the role of the press has fundamentally changed and the public sphere has become democratized. The advent of the internet has triggered another revolutionary change, according to the speakers on the first day of the two-day international media conference organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium. At the event, which attracted hundreds of participants and a great deal of media interest, well-known Hungarian and international journalists, editors and publishing executives shared their thoughts on the role of social media, the challenges facing the journalism profession and the different effects of digitalization.
10/29/21, 5:20 PM
Budapest Lectures

Tradition and innovation

We have to save our traditions and harmonise the traditional and modern approach in architecture - was said on the latest stage of the series of events Budapest Lectures organised by MCC where Justin Shubow American architecture critic and Stephen Sholl the visiting fellow of MCC had a conversation.
10/27/21, 9:52 AM
Law School, Közjogi Műhely

One Court, One Judge, One State, One Agent - A Look Behind the Scenes at the ECtHR

A unique roundtable discussion was organized on 25 October 2021 but the Public Law Center operating next ot the MCC Law School. Hungary's judge at the Strasbourg-seated European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Prof. Dr. Péter Paczolay, and Hungary's state agent (representing the Government), dr. Zoltán Tallódi, a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Justice talked with Dr. Márton Sulyok, the head of the Public Law Center regarding questions on the operation and processes of the ECtHR, and in terms of the day-to-day management tasks regarding concrete cases.
10/26/21, 9:44 AM
Economics School

Searching for Secrets of the Startup Ecosystems – Study Tour of Students of the MCC School of Economics in Warsaw (October 20-23, 2021)

Why does Warsaw have the most dynamic startup ecosystem of the Visegrád Four capitals today? As is so often the case, the success is due to several factors, which is why the students of the MCC School of Economics had a rather dense program in the Polish capital.
10/22/21, 2:42 PM
Collegium content

Scruton’s Legacy – MCC Students in Oxford

Students from Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) will attend a series of lectures organized in Oxford in memory of Roger Scruton, who died last January. The event includes reflections from renowned experts such as the writer and historian Tom Holland or the former British supreme court justice Jonathan Sumption.
10/22/21, 11:40 AM
Budapest Lectures

Budapest Lectures: Politics and Legislation

In many countries today, ideological restrictions on the exercise of freedom of speech go beyond the principles of responsibility and community – said Christiaan Alting von Geusau, Dutch law professor in his lecture on the relationship between politics and legislation, held in the framework of the latest event of the Budapest Lectures series at Mathias Corvinus Collegium.
10/20/21, 11:43 AM
Law School, Közjogi Műhely

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as a New Chapter in European constitutional scrutiny?

On 18 October 2021, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean Ondrej Hamulak of the Faculty of Law at the Palacky University in Olomouc was a guest of our Law School at the invitation of the head of our Public Law Center, Márton Sulyok.
10/18/21, 2:15 PM
Transylvanian Political School

The Transylvanian School of Politics launched its academic year

The first training weekend marked the start of the fifth academic year of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Transylvanian School of Politics. The program, launched in 2017 in cooperation with the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) and the Hungarian Youth Council of Romania (MIÉRT), aims to enable young Hungarians from Transylvania to effectively represent the values and interests of Hungarian communities in local public affairs.
10/15/21, 12:06 PM
Collegium content

Philosopher Peter Boghossian to be guest lecturer at MCC from February, 2022

Peter Boghossian, American philosopher and author of several internationally acclaimed publications and best-selling books, is to be among the guest lecturers at Mathias Corvinus Collegium.
10/13/21, 11:23 AM
Budapest Lectures, Migration Research Institute

Diego Muro: weak states may be the cause of the emergence of terrorism - Budapest Lectures at MCC

How can the world fight terrorism? What are the prospects for violent modern terrorism? This was the theme of the latest event of the Budapest Lectures series entitled “In the Shadow of Modern Terrorism - From Global Threat to Immediate Exposure” which featured presentations by Diego Muro, associate professor at the University of St Andrews, Jeffrey Kaplan, Danube Institute distinguished visiting fellow and Viktor Marsai, research director at the Migration Research Institute.
10/12/21, 12:15 PM
Közjogi Műhely

Legal and diplomatic career and challenges on the border of the international community and the two Europes - Lecture by the former president of the Kosovo Constitutional Court in Szeged

On 5 October 2021, we had the pleasure to host in our Szeged MCC Center Mrs. Arta Rama-Hajrizi, the former president of the Kosovo Constitutional Court, who arrived to us accompanied by Márton Sulyok, the head of the Public Law Center of MCC Budapest.
10/11/21, 1:08 PM
MCC Cluj

MCC launched the academic year in Târgu Mureș in the spirit of responsible talent development

The Cluj-Napoca University Program of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) recently held the opening ceremony of the academic year at the Palace of Culture in Târgu Mures.