[EVENT] Uncertain Times: Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations, Central European and Hungarian Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks

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The Hungarian Europe Society cordially invites you to its online international conference entitled “Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary”, to be held on Monday, September 27, 2021.

Program

10.30-10.45 Welcome Address

  • István Hegedűs (Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society, Budapest)

10.45-12.15 Morning Session: The Future of the International Order 

  • Veronica Anghel (Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies; Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Florence): The Future of the Trans-Atlantic Relations
  • Roland Freudenstein (Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels; from October 1, 2021: Vice President of GLOBSEC and Head of GLOBSEC Brussels): Trans-Atlantic Relations, Values, and Great Power Politics in Central Europe
  • Thibault Muzergues (author of the forthcoming book War in Europe?): The Future of the International Order, and Europe’s Place in It

12.15-13.30 Online Lunch Break

13.30-14.45 Afternoon Session: The Future of the International Order

  • Julie Smith – Baroness Smith of Newnham (Fellow in politics and graduate tutor at Robinson College, Cambridge, Member of the House of Lords, London): Global Europe, Global Britain
  • Oana Popescu-Zamfir (Director, Globalfocus Center, Bucharest, Europe’s Futures Fellow, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna): Global Order and Geopolitics
  • Jacek Kucharczyk (President of the Executive Board, Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw): The Future of Central Europe Inside the European Union and Globally

Presentations

14.45-15.15

  • Benjamin de Cleen (Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel): When Populism Meets Nationalism: Understanding the Limited and Specific Role of Populism

15.15-15.45

  • Petra Bárd (Visiting Professor, researcher, Central European University, research affiliate, CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest/Frankfurt am Main): The Future of the Rule of Law and Its Current Challenges in Hungary

16.00-16.30

  • Louisa Slavkova (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, the Civics Innovation Hub, Sofia): The Future of the European Union and the Participation of Citizens

16.30-17.00

  • Zsolt Darvas (Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels, Senior Research Fellow, Corvinus University of Budapest): The Future of Sustainable Economic Development

17.00-17.30

  • Daniel c. Hallin (Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego): The Future of Media Freedom

17.30-18.00

  • Naja Bentzen (Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service Liaison at European Parliament Office in Washington D.C., Fellow, the German Marshall Fund of the United States): The Future of Truth and Facts

18.15-18.45

  • Jan-Werner Müller (Professor of politics, Princeton University): The Critical Infrastructure of Democracy

18.45-19.15

  • Ákos Róna-Tas (Professor at the Sociology Department at the University of California, San Diego): Globalization, Democracy, and the Nation States

19.15-19.45

  • Andrew Arato (Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory in the Sociology Department at the New School for Social Research, New York City): The Future of Liberal Democracy – Challenges in the Era of Old and New Identities

19.45 Farewell Remarks

  • István Hegedűs (Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society, Budapest)

This event is part of the “Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary” project which is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Budapest


The conference is also supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom


This event is being video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to the video recording


Please note that the language of the event is english and no translation will be provided


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