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Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of NATO is going to hold a public lecture at the Institute at 2.30 pm on 22nd March.
On 9 March 2017, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) was honored to host its first-ever “Women in Diplomacy” event. On the occasion of the recent International Women’s Day, the event featured a roundtable discussion with H.E. Ms Marie Antoinette Sedin, Ambassador of Palestine; H.E. Ms Verónica Chahin Sarah, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile; as well as H.E. Ms Maria Fe Pangilinan, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines. The discussion was moderated by Ms Diána Szőke, senior analyst at IFAT.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade was honoured to host a high-ranking official from the Western Balkans once again. Mr. Josip Brkić, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina visited the Institute on 8th of March 2017 where he also held a public lecture entitled "Accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU and NATO - regional dimension".
On the 7th of March, 2017 the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized an event with Ambassador Pál Varga-Koritár, a leading expert of Latin America and Iván Medveczky, the current Hungarian ambassador to Mexico. The discussion covered old and new challenges Mexico is facing after the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America.
Maintaining stability and security in and of the Western Balkans is vital for Europe. Due to its geopolitical characteristics the Western Balkans constitutes a natural political and economic resort for the European Union. With all this in mind the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Hungary organized a conference entitled „European Union and Western Balkans: Confidence and Continuity” on 23rd of February in Budapest to facilitate an in-depth discussion about the recent developments that impact the European prospects of the Western Balkans. The open panel of the conference took place in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Ryszarda Formuszewicz – Stiftung Genshagen
Kai-Olaf Lang – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Anna Tamási – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jakob Wöllenstein – Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
H. E. Mr. Óscar Cabello Sarubbi, Deputy Foreign Minister of Paraguay hold a public lecture with the title „Paraguay: land of opportunities” at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on February 22, 2017.
The head of IFAT participated in two panels with German, Ukrainian, Austrian, Polish and Canadian experts and diplomats, addressing the question of „the German-Russian axis as a short and long-term strategy”, as well as that of „the strategic implications of a strong or weak Ukraine for Europe”. Participants included Prof. Dr. Erhard Busek, former Vice Chancellor of Austria and Dietmar Stüdemann, former German ambassador to Kiev.
A new event series, called “Ask the Expert” has been launched by IFAT this Monday. The first encounter, which was covering the Trump administration’s foreign policy opportunities under the title “Donald Trump and the World” took place at Corvinus University, co-organized with the International Diplomatic Student Association.