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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.

Norman Stone on his book "Hungary - A Short History" (video)

Videos

Historian Norman Stone talked about his book about Hungarian history.

Video: Reflections on the Revolution in France

Videos

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Ulla Terkelsen and Eszter Petronella Soós on the political situation in France.

What If International Borders Just Melt? (video)

Videos

A lecture by Charles Crawford.

MCC Budapest Summit on Migration

Past Events

The MCC Budapest Summit on Migration March 22-24, Várkert Bazár

Jobb elnök lennél, mint Trump?

Past Events

Bizonyítsd be! Nyerj gyakornoki helyeket és más értékes díjakat a szimulációs versenyen!

George Friedman on The Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

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Keynote lecture of George Friedman (Chairman and Founder, Geopolitical Futures).

Brexit - Where To Go From Here?

Past Events

The clock is ticking. An event of International Diplomatic Student Association.

Fateful Years: the memoir of Vilmos Nagybaczoni Nagy

Past Events

The introduction of the first English edition with György Schöpflin, John O'Sullivan and Sándor Szakály.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Past Events

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Ulla Terkelsen and Eszter Petronella Soós will comment on the political situation in France which includes several months of rioting throughout the country by the Yellow Vests

Mid-Trump: a lecture by Byron York (video)

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A lectury by Byron York on the American politics in 2018.

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