4/18/23, 8:04 AM
Budapest Lectures, School of Law, Center for International Law

The Strategic Autonomy of Europe Will Be More Critical Than Ever

We are entering an age of power rivalry, and geopolitical and economic conflicts, and therefore the need for European strategic autonomy is more critical than ever – was pointed out in the MCC Budapest Lectures series. The renowned professor of law at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg-Erlangen Markus Krajewski talked about the development of challenges common commercial policy of European integration in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, head of the Center for International Law.
4/17/23, 12:06 PM

Conference on Peace for Peace - MCC Budapest Peace Forum

Speakers, academics, and experts from all over the world will gather at Mathias Corvinus Collegium's latest international conference to address the horrors of war and the discourse on peace. During the two-day event, a number of Hungarian and foreign experts will discuss the geopolitical, social, and economic effects of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the conditions, and possibilities of peace. The MCC Budapest Peace Forum will be held on 6-7 June at the Budapest headquarters of the talent institute.
4/14/23, 10:16 AM

Sophie Scruton's and Jonathan Gaisman's Visit at MCC

Director General of MCC Zoltán Szalai hosted Sophie Scruton, the widow of philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, and Jonathan Gaisman, head of the Scruton Foundation, at a working meeting.
4/6/23, 7:55 AM
Budapest Lectures, Learning Institute

Education for peace, development and growth - Education reforms in Ethiopia

Where is Ethiopia placed in the ranking of countries on the African continent and what role does it play? Dr. Fekede Tuli Gemeda, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at the Department of Teacher Education, Institute of Education and Professional Studies, Kotebe University of Education, explained at the event organized by the Learning Institute that in Africaon the exporter in Africa has the largest and most profitable airline and was building on the continent. He also said that it was a multilingual, multicultural society, with many different religions, ethnic groups and languages.
4/5/23, 8:19 AM
School of Law, Center for International Law

Strong public regulation can tame the tide of globalization

The state duty to protect along with smart regulation have a significant role to play in ensuring that local communities can reap the benefits of economic globalization – Lénárd Sándor, Head of the MCC Center for International Law pointed out in his presentation at the international conference organized by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in memory of Professor Valdimir-Duro Degan.
3/28/23, 9:36 AM
Center for Law and Society, School of Law, Center for Public Law

State, Church, Constitutionalism and Federalism in America - 8 Days in Washington DC

Washington, D.C.
The Public Law Center and the Law and Society Center visited Washington, DC for 8 days from March 4 to 12, 2023. The delegation comprised of four students and four staff members participated in various professional programs. The purpose of the trip was to explore key areas of the American legal system, federalism and constitutional discourse, including in particular the relationship between the church and the state.
3/27/23, 2:46 PM
Center for International Law

A World Made New Is Between Scylla and Charybdis

The World that was rebuilt from the ashes of the Second World War has committed herself to the universality and indivisibility of human rights. Even though the culture of human rights had played a unique role in the movements that led to the change of regime and the liberation of the peoples in Central-Europe, its prestige and moral force have been increasingly captured by special-interest groups that rather advance their own particular interests than serve the human being – was pointed out by Lénárd Sándor, head of Center for International Law in university lecture at the Széchenyi István University that commemorated the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
3/27/23, 11:22 AM
Conferences, School of International Relations

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine also took the floor at the international conference organized by MCC

More than 100 participants from 20 countries, among them several ambassadors, attended the international conference organized by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Center for European Studies on the functioning of the European Political Community. Among the guests at the day-long event were Pavlo Klimkin, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Romina Kuko, Deputy Minister of Interior of Albania, and Zviad Barkaia, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Government of Georgia.
3/23/23, 10:56 AM
Budapest Lectures

The dark corridors of power were also among the topics at the latest edition of the Budapest Lectures

Power has never been so concealed as it is today, said Miša Đurković, Director of the Institute for European Studies in Belgrade, at the latest event in the Budapest Lectures series.
3/14/23, 2:04 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

The Guardian of the European Heritage or the Innovator of the European Integration? – Flip Trip to the CJEU

Two days, two trials, seven lectures and fourteen experts: the MCC Center for International Law organized the Spring field trip to Luxembourg. MCC law students from Budapest, Pécs, Debrecen and Transylvania participated in the field trip to learn about the structure, composition, and competence of the Court of Justice of the European Union and also to understand its complex role, which textbooks cannot reveal. One of the key lessons MCC students has learned is that they did not visit a remote or abstract institution but instead a Court that has enormous impacts on their communities as well as on their own lives but which they can later shape themselves.
3/14/23, 7:59 AM
European Center of Political Philosophy

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium launches a new institution

The MCC's new institution, the European Center for Political Philosophy, aims to put Europe back on the philosophical map of the world.
3/13/23, 9:32 AM

The World-Famous Star Psychologist in Budapest - Exclusive Lecture by Jordan B. Peterson at the Sport Arena

The world-renowned Canadian clinical psychologist Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is visiting our country. Co-organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium, the exclusive lecture will take place on May 9, 2023 at the Papp László Sports Arena.
3/10/23, 8:04 AM
Budapest Lectures, School of Law, Center for International Law

“We are what we were, and we will be what we are” – defending cultural heritage amidst the waves of globalisation

There is a clash between localism and globalism in our age, and only the recognition and protection of cultural heritage can give our diverse civilizations a tomorrow - was pointed out in the MCC Budapest Lectures series. Michelle Zang, senior lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and Borrin Foundation Justice Fellow and Lénárd Sándor, head of the Center for International Law discussed the indigenous peoples’ interests and the question of cultural heritage in international law along with the potential reform avenues.
3/9/23, 1:11 PM
Our Students Wrote, Center for Next Technological Futures

Learning from failure

Is it possible to fail in a praiseworthy way? We have all had failures in our lives, most of us more than once. In the approach of Ahmad Piraiee, director of Startup Grind in Warsaw, this is not necessarily a negative thing. Depending on the type of failure, we can learn and build from it. This was the topic of his workshop organized by the MCC's Centre for Next Technological Futures Workshop, where he talked about the concept of failure and the classification of its types.
3/9/23, 12:59 PM
Our Students Wrote, Center for Next Technological Futures

How to create the startup ecosystem of the future

There are 10 steps needed to build a successful startup ecosystem. This was the topic around which Ahmads keynote revolved at the Lunch Debate organised by the MCC's Technology Futures Workshop. Together with his discussion partner László Jónás, Head of Strategy at Design Terminal, they highlighted and discussed the most important of these 10 steps.
3/6/23, 2:54 PM
Center for European Studies

Narco-Communism (And Why It Is Important to Hungary)

The MCC Center for European Studies organized an event about the current political situation in South America. Our guest was Victor González, who is a Member of the Congress of Deputies for the Vox party in Spain. The event was moderated by Rodrigo Ballester, Head of our Center.
3/1/23, 8:10 AM
Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy with Christian Wolff

Christian Wolff, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz, gave a presentation to our Leadership Academy students.
2/24/23, 2:40 PM
Ambassador Talks

Ambassador Talk on the post-covid situation in China

Covid caused huge losses for China, but the country's economy seems to be recovering faster than expected.
2/21/23, 7:18 AM
Budapest Fellowship Program, Visiting Fellowship Program

Discover Hungary: Székesfehérvár

Participants of the Budapest Fellowship Program and the Visiting Fellowship Program took part in a study tour to Székesfehérvár, Hungary, on 16 February 2023, as part of the Discover Hungary event series. The fellows visited the Bory Castle, which was built by sculptor and architect Jenő Bory (1879-1959) over 40 summers based on his own designs and imagination, as a memorial to his love for his wife and his artistic dreams.
2/20/23, 12:42 PM
Ambassador Talks

In India, there is everything, and their opposite too

In India, there is everything, and their opposite too. That's how H. E. István Szabó, Ambassador of Hungary to India summed up India and the relations between Hungary and India at our season-opening Ambassador Talk event.
2/17/23, 1:07 PM
MCC Fellowship Program

MCC Fellowship Program - Orientation Day

Washington DC, Hamden, Barcelona, Madrid, Athens, Istanbul, Warsaw, Nova Gorica, Sarajevo, Rome - these are the cities MCC Fellows will soon be travelling to in the Spring Semester 2023.
2/15/23, 2:38 PM

Nearly 40 presentations, in 10 halls and 4 time slots, with more than 450 participants - our Winter Camp 2023 was a great success

Professional and cultural programs, sports, community building and the experience of the freedom of belonging were the hallmarks of the MCC Winter Camp 2023 held in Ótátrafüred (Starý Smokovec). In addition to the physical challenges, participants also got some intellectual refreshment through thought-provoking panel discussions and debates during the five-day camp, where they were invited to give presentations themselves.
1/31/23, 2:30 PM
Conferences, Publishing

Engaging Panel Discussions and Record Attendance - MCC International Conference on the Future of Publishing

With around 500 registered participants, 9 panel discussions, 2 rural side events, 40 national and international speakers from more than 10 countries and 3 continents, and 48 reporting journalists - Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) is hosting a two-day international conference on the current state of the media market and the future of publishing.
1/20/23, 2:50 PM
Lunch Talks

The Voice of Corporations – Why Is It So Important?

Our guest for the first MCC Lunch Talks event in 2023 was Orsolya Ludvig, head of the Center for Corporate Communication, who held a presentation with the title „The Voice of Corporations – Why Is It So Important?”.
12/22/22, 7:10 AM
Lunch Talks

War of the Worlds – China’s Counter Cosmopolitanism

As a guest of our MCC Lunch Talks series, Dr Eric Hendriks, Dutch sociologist and MCC Visiting Fellow, gave a presentation on War of the Worlds – China’s Counter Cosmopolitanism.
12/13/22, 8:45 AM
Budapest Lectures

The Danube – A River Connecting Nations

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium hosted a round table discussion on cooperation between the peoples of the Danube. As a shipping route, the Danube offers a natural trade route, but shipping faces many challenges, was said at the event called MCC Budapest Lectures.
12/12/22, 3:03 PM

The real challenge is to trust each other - Jeffrey Sachs at MCC

World-renowned economist and economic policy advisor Jeffrey Sachs visited Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), where he discussed his life's work with Balázs Szepesi, head of the MCC School of Economics.
12/12/22, 1:00 PM
Lunch Talks

How the Israeli Supreme Court Became an Uber-Government

As a guest of our MCC Lunch Talks series, Dr. Gadi Taub, Israeli publicist, historian, lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and MCC Visiting Fellow, gave a presentation on how the Israeli Supreme Court became an Uber-Government.
12/12/22, 10:48 AM

The European Union and the Quest for Digital Sovereignty: Briefing addresses the causes of Europe's failure on digital innovation

At the second event to be held by the think tank MCC Brussels, hard questions were on the table about EU policy and practice in the digital age.
12/12/22, 8:45 AM
Budapest Lectures

Tax Sovereignty and Tax Competition in a Multipolar World

A low tax burden alone is not enough to make a country attractive to investors, said Conor Lenihan, former Irish Minister, during the MCC Budapest Lecture entitled Tax Sovereignty and Tax Competition in a Multipolar World organized by Mathias Corvinus Collegium. He is one of the founders of the Global Tax Institute, who considers the professional debate around the introduction of the tax important and valuable. Meanwhile, Hungary has achieved a breakthrough in the application of the global minimum tax, as the Council of the European Union has agreed to include Hungarian business tax in the global minimum tax, allowing Hungary to join the agreement.
12/6/22, 2:02 PM
Ambassador Talks

"I Can Speak Freely in Hungary. Perhaps That’s What I Like the Most Here"

H.E. Biljana Gutic-Bjelica, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Hungary, was the latest guest of the MCC Ambassador Talk series, with whom we had a brief discussion about the current social and political situation in her country, analyzed the similarities between our countries, our common values and our international relations.
12/5/22, 7:30 AM

Remembering the Much Olympics After 50 Years

The panellists shared many personal experiences of the Munich Olympics. The audience also learned a lot about the differences between the Olympics of then and now.
11/30/22, 12:15 PM

The Legendary Robert McKee's "Story" Seminar Has Ended

Robert McKee's "Story" seminar took place at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium to a full house. The world-famous Hollywood screenwriting instructor visited Hungary for the first time to introduce MCC students and interested people to the mysteries of screenwriting.
11/29/22, 7:36 AM
Budapest Lectures

How to Educate the Next Generation Towards Common Sense?

The importance of common sense was highlighted by Kevin Roberts, President of the Heritage Foundation, who came to Budapest at the invitation of the Danube Institute and Mathias Corvinus Collegium. The event called MCC Budapest Lectures started with the Keynote Speech of John O’Sullivan, President of the Danube Institute, and continued with the discussion of Gábor Csepregi, Visiting Fellow in MCC, and the lifelong educator Kevin Roberts.
11/29/22, 5:15 AM
Lunch Talks

The Narratives of China in the 21st Century: Is China Unstoppable?

Our guest for the last MCC Lunch Talks event in November was Csaba Moldicz, head of the Center for Foreign Economics.
11/28/22, 12:52 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

Where International Law Comes to Life: MCC Study Trip to The Hague

The Hague
Three days, five institutions and nine experts: the MCC Center for International Law organized a study trip to The Hague. MCC law students from Budapest, Debrecen and Kolozsvár participated in a three-day long study trip to The Hague, whereby court visits, various lectures and conversations with professors and experts shed light on the unique world of international adjudication, which textbooks cannot reveal.
11/25/22, 3:01 PM
Budapest Lectures

Long Distance but Close Relationship

Despite the distance between Europe and the countries of the Indo-Pacific region, the development and strengthening of mutual cooperation are inevitable. The region plays a key role in the economic growth of the European Union and the EU is one of the most important partners in the region, said Kei Hakata, Professor at Seikei University, Tokyo, at the event series called MCC Budapest Lectures which was moderated by Csaba Moldicz, Head of the Center for International Economy, MCC.
11/25/22, 1:00 PM
Budapest Lectures, School of Law, Center for International Law

Neoliberalism as the “Original Sin”

The neoliberal ideology represents greed and evil, like the “original sin” in the Bible and Christian theology, because it continuously serves the hegemonic aspirations of the major powers – it was pointed out at the latest of the MCC Budapest Lectures series. The world renowned Professor of International Law at the National University of Singapore, Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah and Lénárd Sándor, head of the MCC Center for International Law discussed the complexity and the false promises of globalization as well as the outlook for creating a globalization with a human face.
11/24/22, 6:37 AM
Center for Next Technological Futures

Don’t Panic Yet About the Jobs Being “Stolen” by Robots and AI

Lunch Debate with Néstor Duch-Brown (JRC, Seville) and László Bacsa (Demola, Budapest), organised by MCC Centre for Next Technological Futures
11/22/22, 10:30 AM
School of Law

How to Understand Us Thinking About Privacy and Online Platforms – American Professors Talked to the Students of Mcc Szeged

On 11 November, as the closing event of the MCC Conference on Essential State Functions in Platforms Regulation, Márton Sulyok (Head of the MCC Public Law Center) talked to two American professors from the Antonin Scalia School of Law of George Mason University in Washington, D.C. The American academics participated at the conference and the Szeged event to explain to European audiences the American approaches to privacy and online platforms, from the point of view of an approach called “law and economics”.