5/12/23, 12:41 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

International Criminal Law Came to Life in Sopron

The study weekend organized by the Center for International Law in the historic city of Sopron focused on the development and challenges of international criminal law, the problem of historical justice in Hungary as well as on timely geopolitical questions. Renowned Hungarian and foreign, theorists and practitioners participated in various panel discussions, MCC students could take part in an exciting debate contest and learn about internship opportunities. But there was also time for sightseeing and excursion.
5/12/23, 11:14 AM

MCC Students Can Learn From Some of the World’s Most Renowned Professors in Oxford

Applications are now open for the international training courses organized by the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation at the University of Oxford. The Scrutopia Summer Program and The Oxford Seminar offer MCC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world's most renowned professors. The international networking of Mathias Corvinus Collegium offers students the opportunity to apply for prestigious UK scholarship programs, as part of a partnership between MCC and the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation.
5/12/23, 8:32 AM
MCC Feszt

Three Days of Culture and Entertainment in the Heart of Esztergom MCC Feszt: Once Again, We Give a Voice to Talent

The festival success story continues, MCC Feszt again in Esztergom, at the end of July: renowned international and Hungarian experts, opinion leaders, the cream of Hungarian pop music, and exciting family and interactive programs, all set against the magical backdrop of Esztergom, the historical jewel of Hungary. For the third time this year, Mathias Corvinus Collegium is organizing its highly successful festival. The MCC Feszt will feature new speakers and programs, as well as a renewed line-up and stages between 27-29 July.
5/12/23, 8:00 AM
Modul University Vienna

MCC Acquires Austria's Leading Private University

Continuing to build its international network, MCC has acquired a stake in the Modul University in Vienna, which will provide unique training and study opportunities for MCC students and Hungarian students from the Carpathian Basin. Furthermore, the talent institution will be involved in major international research projects as well.
5/11/23, 7:53 AM
School of Law, Center for Public Law, Révfülöp

Examining Values and Interests Between Media and Legislation at the Spring National Training Weekend of the Public Law Center in Révfülöp

This spring, the Public Law Center held its second annual workshop in Révfülöp, which - continuing the legislative theme of the event series - was entitled "Values or Interests? New Directions and Challenges of Media Regulation in the Online Space".
5/10/23, 3:10 PM

“One of the key challenges of our time is to transmit our constitutional and legal culture”

The current malaise of European and Western thinking is the lack of intellectual humility one must owe to its own civilizational heritage – Lénárd Sándor emphasized on an international conference of the International Law and Liberty Society in Nointel, France whereby he was entrusted by the International Law and Liberty Society to found and operate the Law and Liberty Circle in Hungary.
5/10/23, 1:39 PM

Jordan B. Peterson: Family and Values Are the Foundation of Human Happiness

A full house and more than 150 MCC students welcomed Jordan B. Peterson at the Budapest Sports Arena. The world-famous Canadian professor and psychologist spoke about value judgment, the role of ethical thinking, and the importance of faith and family.
5/9/23, 8:51 AM
Budapest Lectures, School of Law, Center for International Law

International Criminal Law and Accountability Rest on the Consensus of States

International law has come a long way in laying down the fundamental concepts of the “Supreme Crimes” as well as the institutional framework of accountability but the need for its future development ultimately rests on the consensus and political commitment of States Parties. Beti Hohler, trial lawyer for the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor and Michael Herz, legal officer in the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence at the ICC talked about the “Supreme Crimes” in the MCC Budapest Lecture series with Lénárd Sándor, Head of the Center for International Law at the MCC.
5/5/23, 3:10 PM
Budapest Lectures

Where next for the modern left?

In the United States, both left- and right-wing politicians agree that American civil society has been in decline for decades, said Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist and Danube Institute visiting fellow at the latest event of the Budapest Lectures series at MCC.
5/5/23, 3:09 PM
Budapest Lectures

Crime prevention in the 21st century

How can artificial intelligence be used effectively in the fight against crime? - this and similar questions were addressed at the latest event of the MCC Budapest Lectures series, where data scientist Vincent Harinam, an expert from the University of Cambridge, was the guest speaker.
5/5/23, 3:08 PM
Budapest Lectures

It is the poor but not the poorest who come

With digitization and people smugglers, anyone can get to the United States without a problem, and no authority will be able to track him or her down, said Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington-based think tank, at an event of the MCC Budapest Lectures series.
5/5/23, 3:05 PM
Budapest Lectures, European Center of Political Philosophy

The Hungarian translation of Michael Shellenberger's bestseller presented at 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, multi-award-winning environmental writers in the United States who is also an expert for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Together with the now-published Hungarian translation, Shellenberger's book has been translated into sixteen languages so far. The Hungarian edition was co-published by Gingko Kiadó and MCC Press and launched on 15 November.
4/28/23, 10:06 AM
Budapest Lectures

Humanitarian diplomacy in practice: 10 years in the front line

Conflicts today are multi-actor conflicts, said Peter Maurer, former president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was in conversation with Rajmund Kiss, head of the Center for Diplomacy of the talent institute, at the latest MCC Budapest Lectures.
4/28/23, 8:10 AM
Ambassador Talks

The Ambassador of Portugal Was Our Latest Guest in Our Ambassador Talk Series

Jorge Roza de Oliveira, Ambassador of Portugal was our guest in our Ambassador Talk series.
4/28/23, 7:59 AM
Ambassador Talks

Ambassador of Finland to Hungary Pertti Anttinen visited the MCC

Ambassador of Finland to Hungary Pertti Anttinen visited the MCC to talk about the two country's relationship, similarities and differences.
4/24/23, 12:00 PM

MCC’s Cooperation With Top European University – A Unique Opportunity for Students of the Talent Center

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) is expanding its range of training courses with a unique opportunity: one of Europe's top business schools, the European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT Berlin), is entering into a long-term, extensive cooperation with MCC.
4/21/23, 12:38 PM
School of Law, Center for International Law

Investment Treaties Could Expose States To Serious Risks

Foreign direct investments are extremely important in a country’s economic output, but a state has to be prudent when it adopts investment treaties - pointed out by Markus Krajewski, the renowned professor of international law at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg-Erlangen and Lénárd Sándor, head of Center for International Law in a university lecture on the shifting paradigms of international investment law at the Széchenyi István University.
4/18/23, 10:43 AM

MCC Students at the Top Universities of the UK Cooperation with the Roger Scruton Foundation

Mathias Corvinus Collegium students will now have the opportunity to take part in academic, literary, and public life programs at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, under a cooperation agreement with The Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation (RSFL). The document has been signed in Budapest by Zoltán Szalai, Director General of MCC, and Sophie Scruton, Director of Horsells Farm Enterprises, the widow of Sir Roger Scruton, the world-famous conservative philosopher, in Budapest.
4/18/23, 8:16 AM
Ambassador Talks, German-Hungarian Institute for European Cooperation

Ambassador Talk - Her Excellency Julia Gross, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Hungary

On 1 March, the German-Hungarian Institute at MCC hosted Her Excellency Julia Gross, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. As part of the "Ambassador Talk" series of events, Ambassador Gross gave an account of her work and an insight into her personal career path from graduation to her arrival in Budapest in September 2022. The event was attended by more than 100 MCC students. After a welcome address by Bence Bauer, Director of the institute, Ms. Gross gave an introductory presentation on the current political situation affecting both countries and European cooperation. Ambassador Gross described the international situation as a turning point in history. We are at a turning point, unity in the EU is the key to successful action. But unity should not be confused with uniformity.
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.