What is democracy?
A Danube Institute conference with international speakers debating on democracy.
On February 23, we hosted an conference on the topic
in which distinguished speakers examined the series of recent developments that together have raised the question, “What is democracy?”.
The speakers included:
Professor Ryszard Legutko, MEP, author of “The Demon in Democracy”;
The Honourable Charles Crawford, former U. K. Ambassador to Poland, author of “Speeches for Leaders”;
Dr. John Fonte, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson
Institute author, “Sovereignty or Submission”;
David Satter, journalist, film maker and author of “The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep”;
Miriam Lexmann, International Republican Institute;
György Schöpflin, MEP, former Jean Monnet professor of politics, University College London;
Professor Norman Stone, academic, historian and author
numerous histories, including, “The Atlantic and Its Enemies”.
These questions included:
• What explains the rise of populism? Is it democratic?
• What is illiberal democracy? How does it differ from majoritarian
• What is post-democracy? How does it it differ from liberal
• Can global governance be democratic?
• Is liberal democracy really the ‘end of history’?
SPEAKER — JOHN O’SULLIVAN
DEBATING DEMOCRACY-AN OVERVIEW
SPEAKER — JOHN FONTE, HUDSON INSTITUTE
CONFUSING DEMOCRACY—RUSSIA, CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE WEST
SPEAKER — DAVID SATTER
RESPONDENTS — PROFESSOR NORMAN STONE, AND MIRIAM LEXMANN OF IRI
DEMOCRACY, POPULISM AND BREXIT—BRITAIN AND EUROPE
SPEAKER — CHARLES CRAWFORD
LUNCHEON ADDRESS: “THE DEMON IN DEMOCRACY”
PROFESSOR RYSZARD LEGUTKO, MEP - 30 MIN
RESPONDENT, GYÖRGY SCHÖPFLIN, MEP
Q & A
Date: February 23, 2017
Location: Benczúr Ház, Benczúr u. 27, 1068, Budapest, Hungary
Danube Institute Internship Programme ⁄ ÖsztöndíjInternship
The Danube Institute is inviting applications for its four-month internship programme starting in February 2018.
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.
Austrian Economics Meeting Europe: Call for PapersFuture events
The Austrian Economics Meeting Europe invites young scholars to next year's meeting in Budapest.
Autonomy or secession: the case of Catalonia
Date: 29/11/2017 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24., Danube Institute
What theoretical and practical implications does the Catalan example have for Spain and Europe? A discussion at the Danube Institute.
100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
Date: 09/11/2017 1:00 p.m.
Location: Budapest, Horánszky u. 20, 1085 - Párbeszéd Háza
On November 9, Danube Institute held an international conference on the Russian Revolution.
The EU and Israel: an uneasy relationship
Date: 13/11/2017 2:30 p.m.
Location: Eötvös u. 24, Budapest, Danube Institute
Professor Eytan Gilboa (Israel Public Diplomacy Forum) and Dr. István Gyarmati (ICDT) talked about the Middle East.
Making Hungarians, Making Europeans: Problems, SolutionsPast Events
A mini-conference on demography at the Danube Institute on October 25.
Conference on today's warfare and insecurityPast Events
Understanding hybrid threats and managing insecurity in 21st century. Conference on 18 October at the MTA in Budapest.
Mit tehet az ember, ha fiatal és magyar? A FOCUS csoport konferenciája Gárdonyban.
Conversations: An Evening With Robert AgostinelliPast Events
The well-known financier and philantropist Robert Agostinelli will be the guest of the Danube Institute in Budapest on 21 September.
MAPH-1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24.
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