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.
Free Speech, Social Justice and the PC Culture
Date: 08/06/2017 5:00 p.m.
Location: Danube Institute, Eötvös u. 24, Budapest 1067
What is taking place on certain university campuses in the West? A lecture by Ruth Dudley Edwards on June 8 at the Danube Institute.
Healthcare in Hungary: Are There Any Lessons From Abroad?Past Events
International conference on the healthcare in Hungary and the lessons from abroad.
Free Market Road Show: The World after Brexit and TrumpPast Events
We now live in an era where the unthinkable happens, repeatedly. A conference on our times and the future of free market.
The Middle East, America and Europe in the Trump EraPast Events
On April 13, 2017, the Danube Institute presented Tom Gross, noted Middle East commentator.
Europe vs ElectionsPast Events
Will the Dutch, French and German Elections Change Europe’s Future?
What is democracy?Past Events
A Danube Institute conference with international speakers debating on democracy.
Political speeches: democracy in the era of fake newsPast Events
Former British Ambassador Charles Crawford, CMG on the challenge of political speeches in a new era.
From the democracy's demon to Putin's Russia: a book signing event
Date: 23/02/2017 5:18 p.m.
Location: Bestsellers, Oktober 6. utca 11, 1051 Budapest
The Demon in Democracy (by Professor Ryszard Legutko) and The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep (by David Satter). Book signing event on February 23.
Communism’s Poisoned LegacyPast Events
A conference on the impact of communism on culture, law, and society.
MAPH-1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24.
Phone: +36 1 269 1041
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