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.
Fateful Years: the memoir of Vilmos Nagybaczoni NagyPast Events
The introduction of the first English edition with György Schöpflin, John O'Sullivan and Sándor Szakály.
Hungary in the new era of rising ChinaPast Events
What does the rise of China and Beijing's new narrative mean for countries like Hungary?
Mid-Trump: a lecture by Byron York (video)Videos
A lectury by Byron York on the American politics in 2018.
Trump and America's Human Rights Diplomacy - VideoVideos
A lecture by Michael Horowitz.
Frank Furedi on the crisis of socialisation (video)Videos
A lecture by Frank Furedi at the Danube Institute.
Consciousness and Artificial IntelligenceVideos
Dr. David Dusenbury and Dr. David Martin Jones on the effects of technology on our lives and future.
Human Rights and Political WrongsPast Events
A lecture by Oxford historian Sir Noel Malcolm in Budapest on June 21 at the MTA.
Free Market Road Show 2018 - Panel 2Videos
Developments and Prospects of “Sharing Economy” in Hungary.
Political crisis in Australia? (video)Videos
A lecture by James Allan.
What happened? Debate on the election in Hungary (video)Videos
Boris Kálnoky and Balázs Orbán on the 2018 parliamental election in Hungary.
MAPH-1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24.
Phone: +36 1 269 1041
Switch to a larger map