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100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
05/10/2017
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On November 9, Danube Institute held an international conference on the Russian Revolution.

100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

 
 
Date: November 09
Location: Párbeszéd Háza, Budapest, Horánszky u. 20, 1085
Time: 1:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. /13:00-19:00
 
Programme:
 
• The Collapse of Communism
 
David Pryce Jones, UK author of The War That Never Was: The Fall of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991, along with former Ambassador Charles Crawford, CMG will examine the unraveling of the USSR. How did it happen? Why were Western governments caught flat-footed?
 
• Communism, Hungary and Eastern Europe - From Shock to Propaganda: The Image of Bolshevism in Interwar Hungary
 
Gergely Romsics, Senior Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Center for Humanities and Tom Lantos Institute Fellow, will present a lecture on the impact of the Russian revolution on Hungarian public thinking between 1918-1941. Professor Romsics will examine how this ideological and political shock created long-lasting waves that deeply influenced the Hungarian political elite and the intelligentsia.
 
• Communism and Society: The Economy, the Arts, and the Intellectuals
 
Historian Norman Stone will discuss the attraction of communism to the intelligentsia. He will be joined by  Professor Enikö Bollobás, author, diplomat, and Professor of American Literature at Eötvös Loránd University, who will focus on the impact on women. Following is Poet, Critic and Strategist Gyula Kodolányi who will discuss the impact of communism on the arts, first as a revolutionary doctrine, second as a bulwark of state power, and by Professor Julius Horvath, who will examine the economic impact. Finally Professor Julius Horvath of CEU, will examine the economic impact.
 
• The Victims of Communism: the Unquiet Graves-
 
Áron Máthé, Vice Chair National Committee on Remembrance (NEB) along with Jaap Scholten, author of the award winning book, “Comrade Baron” will focus on the millions of victims of communism and the need to ensure that their sacrifice and the crimes against them will receive the full weight of history’s condemnation.
 
• Professor Robert Service responds.
 
 
 
Schedule of Event:
 
12:30-13:00 — Registration
 
13:00-13:10 — Welcoming Remarks by John O’Sullivan
 
13:10-14:10 — The Collapse of Communism
 
Author David Pryce-Jones
 
Ambassador Charles Crawford, CMG
 
Q & A
 
14:10-15:10 — Communism, Hungary and Eastern Europe - “From Shock to Propaganda: The Image of Bolshevism in Interwar Hungary”
 
Historian Gergely Romsics, Senior Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Center for Humanities and Tom Lantos Institute Fellow
 
Q & A
 
15:10-15:50 — Coffee break-snacks served
 
15:50-16:50 — Communism and Society: The Economy, the Arts, and the Intellectuals
 
Historian Norman Stone,
 
Professor Enikö Bollobás, Professor American Literature at Eötvös Loránd University,
 
Poet Gyula Kodolányi, Professor,
 
Professor Julius Horvath, Head of MA  in Global Economic Relations Program at CEU
 
Q & A
 
16:50-17:50 — The Victims of Communism: the Unquiet Graves
 
Áron Máthé, Vice Chair National Committee on Remembrance
 
Author Jaap Scholten
 
Q & A
 
17:50-18:20 — Response by Professor Robert Service
 
Q & A, program ends
 
18:20-19:20 — Reception
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