From the democracy's demon to Putin's Russia
05/05/2017
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Book signing event of David Satter and Ryszard Legutko in Budapest.
Book Signing Event
 
Jointly sponsored by BESTSELLERS and the Danube Institute
 
Time: February 23, 17-18 PM
 
Venue: Bestsellers, Oktober 6. utca 11, 1051 Budapest.
 
Professor Ryszard Legutko, a distinguished philosopher and parliamentarian signed his most recent work, “The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies”, described by one reviewer as “a polemical tour de force, that accuses Western elites of having wilfully and shamefully betrayed their intellectual tradition . His main thesis, that the increasing similarities between communism and liberal democracy are systemic even inevitable will undoubtedly stir controversy.” (Juliana Geran Pilon, The Washington Free Beacon)
 
Legutko, an MEP and Professor of philosophy at Jagiellonian University Krakow, is a philosopher who has translated ancient Greek texts, been a professor in the classroom and served in both elected and appointed positions in government. His experience in government combined with his history as a philosopher create a powerful analytical combination.
 
David Satter, a veteran correspondent and Russian specialist formerly based in Moscow is author of, “The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin”. He will be on hand to sign the book.  A reviewer says, “His thesis is simple. Putin’s political career is illegitimate because it began with an appalling crime against the
Russian people.” (Maxim Marmur, The Times, U.K.)
 
Satter — the first journalist in the post-Soviet era to be declined legal status to remain in Russia — is also a film producer and creator of the documentary, “Age of Delirium” and a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. and also a fellow with the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Making Hungarians, Making Europeans: Problems, Solutions

Date: 25/10/2017 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eötvös utca 24, Budapest, 1067
A mini-conference on demography at the Danube Institute on October 25.

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Future events

Mit tehet az ember, ha fiatal és magyar? A FOCUS csoport konferenciája Gárdonyban.

Conference on today's warfare and insecurity

Date: 18/10/2017 6:00 p.m.
Location: Széchenyi István tér 9, Budapest
Understanding hybrid threats and managing insecurity in 21st century. Conference on 18 October at the MTA in Budapest.

100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Date: 09/11/2017 1:00 p.m.
Location:
On November 9, Danube Institute will hold an international conference on the Russian Revolution.

Austrian Economics Meeting Europe: Call for Papers

Future events

The Austrian Economics Meeting Europe invites young scholars to next year's meeting in Budapest.

FOCUS csoport: konzervatív fiatalok a magyarságért

Future events

A Danube Institute együttműködik a FOCUS csoporttal az első konferenciájukon.


Conversations: An Evening With Robert Agostinelli

Past Events

The well-known financier and philantropist Robert Agostinelli will be the guest of the Danube Institute in Budapest on 21 September.

Who and What Funds Terrorism?

Past Events

A lecture by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, PhD, Director of the American Center for Democracy and expert on terrorism and its financing.

Dinner with the Atlantic Council

Past Events

The Danube Institute and Zsolt Németh co-hosted a dinner for the delegation of the Atlantic Council of the United States.

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