By Krisztina Szabó
Analysis by Máté Szalai and Péter Wagner
Mr. Márton Schőberl, Director-General of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade represented Hungary at the roundtable discussion on the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Visegrad Cooperation which was held in the capital of the United States, in Washington, DC.
Analysis by Zsuzsanna Csornai.
On 21 June 2016, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania held a public lecture about the European integration process of his country and regional cooperation in the Western Balkan region on the margin of his official visit to Budapest that took place in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Ertsey Katalin és Szőke Diána elemzése.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland organised the ‘Countdown – 30 days to Warsaw Summit’ conference on 7th June, 2016.
Ramesh Abhishek, Co-chair of the Indian-Hungarian Joint Economic Commission and Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and dr Didar Singh, Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) held a public lecture about India’s current economic environment in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The event was moderated by Anna Juhos, external research fellow of IFAT.
After the book launch in 31st of May 2016 in the lower house of the Italian Parliament in Rome, which was reported by the Italian public media, the special issue of Quaderno di Geopolitica was introduced to the Hungarian public in 7th of June 2016 in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT).
Dr. Fanni Mandák, the assistant professor of the National University of Public Administration, the external expert of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), and the Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow of IFAT participated at the Italian book launch of “Ungheria: 1000 anni in Europa” in 31st of May 2016 in the lower house of the Italian Parliament in Rome.
During their study tour in Europe, the high-level delegation of the Chongqing Academy of Social Sciences (CQASS) also visited the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) on 18th May. The delegation of the Chinese think tank was led represented by Prof. Wang Sheng, Vice President of CQASS.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a roundtable discussion entitled „Brexit: possible economic, legal and political consequences” on 18 May 2016. Participants of the discussion were Levente Blahó, senior analyst at Raiffeisen Bank Hungary, Zoltán Marosi, partner at Oppenheim Legal and Márton Ugrósdy, research fellow at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The moderator of the event was Zsuzsanna Csornai, research fellow at IFAT.
Study by Károly Grúber and Tamás Vaszari.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a roundtable discussion entitled „Elections in Serbia – expectations and results” on 2 May 2016 with the aim to analyse the results and circumstances of the elections held in Serbia.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the opportunity to participate in a European Union project which consisted of 14 consortium partners. The aim of this project is to investigate the Middle East region according to political, social and economical aspects between 2016 and 2019.
The IFAT held a roundtable-discussion on 3 May titled “Belarus at the Crossroads of International Politics”.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Budapest, organized a public lecture entitled „Priorities and challenges of the upcoming Slovak EU presidency” on Thursday, 5th May.
Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, the senior researcher of the IFAT hold an online lecture at the „Regional Business Development” course of the International Business Management master program of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, which is supervised by Attila Kovács, external expert of IFAT.
H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine held a lecture in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Monday.
The Hungarian Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade together with the Slovak Atlantic Commission, the Czech Europeum – Institute for European Policy, the Lublin University of Technology and the Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy organized the final event of their common project entitled „ Supporting Economic Reforms in Ukraine by Transferring V4 Experience” which was held on 21 April, 2016 at the Hungarian Embassy in Kiev.
A roundtable discussion was held in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade entitled „Brazil in a political and economic crisis” on April 25.
„Tax havens or tax optimalization” was the title of the roundtable-discussion held in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Wedenesday.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, together with the Class IX International and Development Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, organized the sixth and last roundtable discussion of the series of lectures entitled „Islam and migration” on April 19th.
Our research fellow, Diana Szoke, held a presentation at the EuroMeSCo conference in Brussels on 15 April 2016.
On April 13th, Andrey Kelin, director of the department of European cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, held a lecture entitled „The current status of Russia-EU relations” in the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which was followed by a question and answer session.
Upon the request of the prestigious British academic association BASEES (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies) the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade organized two panels and a round-table discussion int he framework of its Annual Conference which is traditionally held in the Fitzwilliam and Churchill Colleges of University of Cambridge.
A delegation from the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade made a visit to Warsaw in the hope of initiating new partnerships alongside the already existing ones. Director-General Mr. Márton Schőberl and research fellow Mr. Márton Ugrósdy met with Mr. Michal Baranowski, head of the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Warsaw office to talk about the possibility of cooperation between the two organizations, with a particular focus on how the IFAT and the GMF could take part in the preparation phase for the NATO summit held in Warsaw this coming July.
On 31st March the conference entitled „ASEAN Community: Deepening Integration Brings Expanding Opportunities for Trade and Growth” was held in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized with the help of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Pázmány Péter Catholic University.
Fellowship opportunity for non-Visegrad expert fellows.
Mr. Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Director of External Relations & Advocacy gave a lecture on ‘Agenda 2030: the future of development cooperation and UNDP’s role’ at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 21 March 2016.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the pleasure to organise its event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Hungary and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Wang Xiauhui, Deputy Minister of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party gave a lecture about China’s 13th five-year plan in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 8 March 2016.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the pleasure to organize the conference titled "NATO’s open doors: NATO enlargement in the Western Balkans".
Márton Schőberl, Director General of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) was requested to give a presentation on the most current questions of migration at the „Visegrad plus Japan" security policy conference organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Embassy of Czech Republic in Tokyo at the Josai International University.
On Tuesday, 23 February, H.E. Juraj Chmiel, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Hungary, H.E. Roman Kowalski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Hungary, H.E. Rastislav Káčer, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Hungary and Pecze Zoltán from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade gave a lecture titled „The 25th anniversary of the founding of the Visegrad Group – Quo vadis?" at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The moderator of the event was Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow at IFAT.