The Third Danube Geopolitical Summit - DAY 1
The Danube Institute & The Heritage Foundation Present Our Joint Conference
Danube Institute and The Heritage Foundation U.S.A. will once again provide an international gathering of experts over two days to discuss the current geopolitical forces on which the world’s attention is focused. Space is limited and advanced registration is suggested.
Program Master of Ceremonies, Logan West
09:00-09:20 WELCOME REMARKS – CONNECTIVITY
Balázs Orbán, Political Director to the Prime Minister
09:20-10:50 – PANEL ONE: G2 WORLD AND US-CHINA RIVALRY
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recently declared, “There are two suns in the sky”, referring to China and the U.S. He argued both have to accept and manage the dual polarity, leaving room for the other, instead of playing a zero-sum game. Have we entered a geopolitical ‘duocracy’, centred on China and the U. S.? Are there two suns in the sky? How can we prevent the American-Chinese rivalry from overheating? What are their respective gravitational pulls, planets and powers?
10:50-12:25 – PANEL TWO: FUTURE WAR AND HYBRID WARFARE
The Russo-Ukrainian War has seen a dynamic approach from both sides of the conflict beyond conventional military doctrine. Cyber warfare, the expanded use of proxy forces, and influence operations have found prominent positions in both Russian and Ukrainian strategies, along with those of their allies. What does this conflict demonstrate about the future of warfare, and what will be the wider consequences for the world?
13:30-15:00 – PANEL THREE: THE WORLD OUTSIDE – EUROPEAN INTERESTS BEYOND RUSSIA, CHINA AND THE U.S.
The consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian War, as well as the rising tensions between America and China, have been a source of global concern. Moreover, the rest of the world is responding in various ways. The African Union has even proposed a peace deal for the war in Ukraine, whilst Australia has joined in coalition with the U.S. and the U.K. to counter China’s growing naval power. Africa, Asia and Europe, meanwhile, have all been subject to economic and political pressure from the U.S., Russia and China. What impact will these developments have on global security and the prospects for a stable international order?
15:00-16:30 – PANEL FOUR: DEMOGRAPHICS AND CULTURES – WHERE IS THE WORLD HEADED
Mass migrations of people around the world from Ukraine, the Middle East, and Africa to various parts of Europe and America may have far-reaching consequences for the populations and cultures of the developed states affected by these migration flows. What will these consequences look like for domestic and international politics, and how might democratic governments respond?
Date: 22 September, 2023
Registration: from 8.30 AM
Venue: Lónyay-Hatvany Villa- 1. Csónak str., 1015 Budapest
We reserve the right to change the program.
Registration is closed!
David Goodhart noted that the media nowadays can affect us in several ways. If we take a look at the BLM movement or Brexit we can see how every news have their own facts.