Aims and Objectives

The Danube Institute exists to provide an independent center of intellectual debate for conservatives and classical liberals and their democratic opponents in Central Europe.

Based in Budapest and Washington it seeks to engage with centre-right institutions, scholars, political parties and individuals of achievement across the region to discuss problems of mutual interest. 

The Institute also seeks to establish a two-way transmission belt for centre-right ideas, policies and people between Central Europe, Western Europe, and the English speaking world, and to provide an authoritative source of rational and commonsens reporting and commentary for those covering Central Europe for the world outside the region.

Danube institute was founded by the Batthyány Lajos Foundation in 2013 and enjoys a close working relationship with the bi-monthly journal Hungarian Review.

The Institute promotes its aims through two main programmes:  the publication of studies on issues of public controversy and through seminars, debates, and public lectures. However, our activities go beyond a purely economic or political agenda to address the cultural and moral topics which increasingly shape attitudes to public policy issues.

Accordingly, it hosts film screenings and reviews plays and other works of particular social, historical, and cultural interest. Our internship and scholarship programmes are intended to advance the intellectual development and career prospects of young people in Central Europe.

Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence

Date: 03/05/2018 10:30 a.m.
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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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H-1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24.
Phone: +36 1 269 1041
E-mail:info@danubeinstitute.hu
www.danubeinstitute.hu


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