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.

Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence

Date: 03/05/2018 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Conference on the development of AI and its many possible applications.

American Politics: Mid-Trump

Date: 23/04/2018 5:00 p.m.
Location: Danube Institute, Eötvös utca 24, Budapest 1067
Lecture by the chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner as well as a Fox News Network contributor, Byron York.

The Crisis of Socialisation: Frank Furedi at the Danube Institute

Date: 31/05/2018 5:00 p.m.
Location: Danube Institute, Eötvös u. 24, Budapest 1067
Sociologist, author and social commentator Frank Furedi on the crisis of Socialisation.

What happened? And why? The Hungarian election of 2018

Past Events

The Danube Institute held a panel discussion on April 10 about the Hungarian election.

Austrian Economics Meeting Europe: Call for Papers

Future events

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

P.T. Bauer: A Hungarian in Cambridge

Past Events

International economists and academics gathered to examine Lord Peter T. Bauer, his life and work.

MCC Neighbourhood Dialogues 2018

Past Events

Conference about The role of the V4 countries in the future of the EU.

The Benedict Option and The Future of the West

Past Events

Rod Dreher, author of New York Times best seller The Benedict Option, gives a lecture at the Danube Institute on March 9.

The New Geopolitics Of The Middle East

Date: 21/02/2018 5:00 p.m.
Location: Danube Institute, 1067 Budapest, Eötvös utca 24
A presentation by Professor David Newman on the Geopolitical Dynamics and Border Changes in the Israel/Palestine Conflict.

Germany Between Elections and a New Government: ‘Encore’ or New Casting?

Date: 13/02/2018 4:00 p.m.
Location: 24 Eötvös u., 1067 Budapest
A debate on the German political landscape in 2018 at the Danube Institue, on February 13.

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