Christopher Caldwell on Immigration, Islam and the West
Christopher Caldwell’s book, “Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West” was the topic of discussion with the author.
On November 30, 2018, Danube Institute and EPP Group in the European Parliament presented:
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe,
Ten Years On
Christopher Caldwell’s book, “Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West” was the topic of discussion as the author looked back over the decade since its publication and reflects on Europe today.
Joining him in the discussion was Hungary’s preeminent Middle Eastern scholar, Miklós Maróth.
CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL is a national correspondent at the Weekly Standard. He is at work on a book about the rise and fall of the post-1960s political order. His essays, columns and reviews appear in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Die Zeit and other publications in Europe and the United States. He is a member of the comité de rédaction of the French quarterly Commentaire.
MIKLÓS MARÓTH graduated in Assyrian and gained his PhD at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. From 1988 to 2011 he was Head of Centre for Classical Studies of the Academy of Sciences, while teaching and researching abroad (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, and Harvard, Boston). He has been Professor of Classical and Semitic Philology (Arabic) at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, since 1992, and for the past 13 years, has held the position of Director of the Avicenna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor Maróth is a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and of numerous scientific societies, including the European Union of Arabists, the Bureau of the Union Académique Internationale, the European Academy (London), and the International Society for the Studies of the History of Sciences in Islam (Paris).
GYÖRGY SCHÖPFLIN, MEP for Hungary (EPP-Fidesz) will join them in the discussion. Professor György Schöpflin was born in Budapest in 1939 and lived in the UK from 1950 to 2004. He graduated M.A., LL.B. from the University of Glasgow and pursued postgraduate studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the BBC before taking up university lecturing, at the school of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London (1976-2004), including latterly as Jean Monnet Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism. Professor Schöpflin was elected a Member of the European Parliament for Fidesz-Hungarian Civic Union, a member of the Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) in 2004, re-elected in 2009 and in 2014. Mr Schöpflin is the EPP coordinator in AFCO (Constitutional affairs) committee, substitute member of CULT (Culture and Education) committee, in AFET (Foreign affairs) and SEDE (security and defence) committees. György Schöpflin was formerly Professor of Politics at University College London (SSEES). He also taught at the London School of Economic. His most recent books are: The Dilemmas of Identities, Tallinn University Press 2010 and Politics, Illusions Fallacies, Tallinn University Press 2012.
Date: November 30, 2018
Time: Registration: 13:30, Program begins 14:00
Place: MTA (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Széchenyi István tér 9)
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