Detailed program

Detailed program

March 22 (Friday)

13:00
–14:00
registration
14:00
–14:15
opening speech of Dr. András Lánczi (President of the Board of Trustees, Mathias Corvinus Collegium)
14:15
–14:30
keynote speech of H.E. Mr Gergely Gulyás (Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary)

Section 1 – Migration as the decisive challenge of the 21st century

14:30
–14:50
keynote speech of Mr Douglas Murray (founder of Centre for Social Cohesion think tank, Associate Editor of The Spectator)
14:50
–15:05
Prof. James Allan (Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland, Australia)
15:05
–15:30
Rev. Fr. Christopher Bologo (Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria) and Fr. John Bogna Bakeni (Secretary General of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Nigeria)
15:30
–15:45
Mr Éric Zemmour (publicist of Le Figaro)
15:45
–16:00
Dr. Roman Joch (Executive Director of Czech Občanský Institut)
16:00
–16:15
Dr. Zoltán Kovács (State Secretary for International Communication and Relations, Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary)
16:15
–16:40
coffee break

Section 2 – Social, Economic and Climate Reasons Behind Migration

16:40
–17:05
keynote speech of Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali (founding president of AHA foundation, scholar at Harvard and Stanford University)
17:05
–17:20
Dr. Saul Kelly (Reader at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London)
17:20
–17:35
H.E. Mr Mor Nicodemos Daoud Matti Sharaf (Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Mosul, Kirkuk and Syrian Orthodox Church)
17:35
–18:05
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld (Founder and President of the American Center for Democracy) and Mr. Kenneth S. Abramowitz (President and Founder of SaveTheWest.com, a Co-founder and Managing General Partner of NGN Capital)
18:05
–18:20
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilo Schabert (member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Institut François Mitterrand based in Paris, professor emeritus of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen)
18:20
–18:50
coffee break
18:50
–19:05
Prof. Tamás Dezső (Professor of History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East at Eötvös Loránd University and scientific counsellor, Migration Research Institute)
19:05
–19:20
Dr. Kanta Kumari Rigaud (Lead Environmental Specialist, World Bank Group)
19:20
–19:35
Ms Nina Shea (Director of Center for Religious Freedom at Hudson Institute)
19:35
–19:50
Mr Kishore Jayabalan (Director of Rome-based Instituto Acton)
19:50
–20:05
P. Prof. Waldemar Cisło (Polish Catholic priest, professor at Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)
20:15
–21:45
Is Sharia Law Irreconcilable with Democracy?
discussion with Ms Ayaan Hirsi Ali (founding president of AHA Foundation, scholar at Harvard and Stanford), Mr Douglas Murray (founder of Centre for Social Cohesion think tank, Associate Editor of The Spectator), Mr Daniel Pipes (President of the Middle East Forum, US) and Mr Mosab Hassan Yousef (a former undercover agent of Shin Bet, Israel Security Agency in Hamas)

March 23 (Saturday)

8:30
–9:40
registration
9:40
–9:52
H.E. Mr Nicolas Sarkozy (former President of the French Republic)
9:52
–10:04
H.E. Mr Václav Klaus (former President of the Czech Republic)
10:04
–10:16
H.E. Mr Jaime Mayor Oreja (former Minister of Interior of Spain, former Vice-president of the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament)
10:16
–10:28
H. E. Mr Alexander Downer (former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs)
10:28
–10:40
summarizing speech of H.E. Mr Viktor Orbán (Prime Minister of Hungary)
10:40
–11:15
coffee break

Section 3 – Long Term Social, Economic and General Effects of Migration

11:15
–11:30
keynote speech of Prof. George J. Borjas (Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School)
11:30
–11:45
Mr Balázs Orbán (Deputy Minister and Parliamentary State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary)
11:45
–12:00
Ms Constance Le Grip (member of the French National Assembly in the Republican Party, Vice-President of the Cultural Affairs and Education Committee)
12:00
–12:15
Prof. Benny Morris (Professor of History at Ben-Gurion University, Middle East expert)
12:15
–12:30
Ms Anne-Elisabeth Moutet (columnist for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Gatestone Institute)
12:30
–12:45
Dr. Gunnar Beck (EU lawyer and legal theorist, SOAS University of London)
12:45
–14:00
lunch break
14:00
–14:15
Mr Pierre-Henri Dumont (member of the Republican Party at the French National Assembly, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee)
14:15
–14:30
Prof. David Coleman (Emeritus Professor of Demography, University of Oxford)
14:30
–14:45
Ms Katalin Novák (Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary)
14:45
–15:00
Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yosef Kuperwasser (Director of the Project on Regional Middle East Developments at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, former Director General of the Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs and former head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence)
15:00
–15:15
Mr John O’Sullivan (president of the Danube Institute)
15:15
–15:30
Mr. Theodore Dalrymple, alias Anthony M. Daniels (conservative British author and psychologist)
15:30
–15:45
Dr. Judit Varga (Minister of State for EU Relations at the Prime Minister's Office of Hungary)
15:45
–16:00
Dr. John Fonte (Director of Center for American Common Culture at Hudson Institute, expert of the Congress on migration and foreign affairs)
16:00
–16:15
Mr Miklós Szánthó (Director of Center for Fundamental Rights a.k.a. ‘Alapjogokért Központ’)
16:15
–16:35
coffee break

Section 4 – A Challenge of Our Civilisation and the Future of the EU

16:35
–16:50
Mr Daniel Pipes (President of the Middle East Forum, US)
16:50
–17:05
Prof. Werner J. Patzelt (campaign manager of the CDU in Saxony, political science professor at Technische Universitat Dresden)
17:05
–17:20
Dr Mária Schmidt (Director-General of House of Terror Museum)
17:20
–17:35
Mr José Herrera (Director of International Relations at liberal-conservative Spanish think tank FAES Foundation)
17:35
–17:50
Prof. Francisco J. Contreras P. (Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Universidad de Sevilla)
17:50
–18:05
Prof. Chantal Delsol (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Marne-La-Vallye, founder of the Hannah Arendt Research Institute)

March 24 (Sunday)

8:30
–9:35
registration
9:35
–9:50
keynote speech of H.E. Mr László Trócsányi (Minister of Justice)

Section 5 – Security Challenges of Migration and the Importance of Borders

9:50
–10:00
Mr Pete Marocco (Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State)
10:00
–10:10
Mr Andrew Veprek (Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, US Department of State)
10:10
–10:35
Mr Mosab Hassan Yousef (a former undercover agent of Shin Bet, Israel Security Agency in Hamas)
10:35
–10:50
Mr Clifford D. May (Founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, ‘FDD’)
10:50
–11:05
Mr Todd Bensman (National Security Expert of the Center for Immigration Studies)
11:05
–11:20
Prof. David Newman (Professor of Geopolitics in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University)
11:20
–11:50
coffee break
11:50
–12:05
Prof. Frank Füredi (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Kent)
12:05
–12:20
Mr Radko Hokovsky (Executive board Chairman and Head of the Internal Security Program at the European Values Think Tank)
12:20
–12:35
Gen. Pablo Martin Alonso (retired Gendarmerie General, former border protection operations leader)
12:35
–12:50
Mr Azbej Tristan (Minister of State for helping persecuted Christians and implementing the Hungary Helps Programme at the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary)
12:50
–14:00
lunch break

Section 6 – Possible Solutions to Manage Migration

14:00
–14:15
H.E. Mr Mark W. C. Higgie (former Australian PM Tony Abbott’s senior international, immigration and border protection advisor, former Ambassador to Hungary and Brussels)
14:15
–14:30
Mr Aimen Dean (former undercover agent at MI6 within Al-Qaeda)
14:30
–14:45
Dr. László György (State Secretary for Economic Planning and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary)
14:45
–15:00
Mr Mark Krikorian (Director of the Center for Immigration Studies)
15:00
–15:15
Mr Paulo Eneas (political advisor of President Jair Bolsonaro, conservative journalist and public opinion influencer in Brazil)
15:15
–15:30
Mr Daniele Scalea (Director of the Rome-based Centro di Studi Politici e Strategici)
15:30
–16:00
coffee break
16:00
–16:30
Dr. Marina Khramova (Deputy Director of the Institute of Socio-Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor of MGIMO) and Ms. Galina Ochirova (Junior Research Associate of the Institute of Socio-Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
16:30
–16:45
Mr David Inserra (Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation)
16:45
–17:00
Mr Szabolcs Takács (State Secretary for European Union Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office of Hungary)

The organizer reserves the right to make changes.

 

 

Side events


We got people instead

– conversation with George J. Borjas (economist, Harvard Kennedy School)

Organisers: Mathias Corvinus Collegium

Venue: Mathias Corvinus Collegium (1016 Budapest, Somló út 51.)

Date: 22 March 2019, Friday 10:00


Migration as the 21st Century’s Security Challenge International Law and International Cooperation

– roundtable discussion with Dr. Norbert Tóth (Associate professor, National University of Public Service), Prof. David Coleman (Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford), Mr. Todd Bensman (National Security Expert of the Center for Immigration Studies) and Mr. Mark Krikorian (Director of the Center for Immigration Studies)

Organisers: National University of Public Service, Mathias Corvinus Collegium

Venue: National University of Public Service – Ludovika Main Building, Zrínyi Hall (2 Ludovika sqr, 1083 Budapest)

Date: 22 March 2019, Friday 10:00


’The Virtue of Nationalism’

– Mr Yoram Hazony (philosopher, Bible expert, president of The Herzl Institute, Jerusalem, Israel) and Mr John O’Sullivan (president, Danube Institute)

Organisers: Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Danube Institute, Mathias Corvinus Collegium

Location: Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (13-15. Bérc Street, Budapest 1016)

Date: 26 March 2019, Tuesday 10:00