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.
Frank Furedi on the crisis of socialisation (video)Videos
A lecture by Frank Furedi at the Danube Institute.
Political crisis in Australia? (video)Videos
A lecture by James Allan.
Consciousness and Artificial IntelligenceVideos
Dr. David Dusenbury and Dr. David Martin Jones on the effects of technology on our lives and future.
Mid-Trump: a lecture by Byron York (video)Videos
A lectury by Byron York on the American politics in 2018.
What happened? Debate on the election in Hungary (video)Videos
Boris Kálnoky and Balázs Orbán on the 2018 parliamental election in Hungary.
Dehumanizing the OtherFuture events
A conference at the CEU with the participation of John O'Sullivan, president of the Danube Institute.
European Parliament, Heart of the European Democracy?Past Events
Event of the Antall József Knowledge Centre and the Robert Schuman Foundation.
The Future of the West: Rod Dreher in Budapest (video)Videos
The lecture of Rod Dreher on the Benedict Option and the future of the West at the Danube Institute.
Germany Between Elections and a New Government (video)Videos
A debate on the German political landscape at the Danube Institute.
The EU and Israel: an uneasy relationship (video)Videos
Professor Eytan Gilboa (Israel Public Diplomacy Forum) and Dr. István Gyarmati (ICDT) talked about the Middle East.
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