Pivot to the East or Global Rebalancing?
CSS Budapest held a joint conference with Political Capital Institute and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on the Political, Economic, and Defense Dimensions of Hungary’s Eastern Opening.
Date: March 11, 2015, 9.30-15.10
Venue: Duna Palace, 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5
Language: both English and Hungarian (with continuous interpretation)
9.30-9.45. Opening Remarks
Jan Engels, Head of Representation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Peter Krekó, Director, Political Capital Institute
Emese Böröcz, Director, Common Sense Society
9.45-11.15. Eastern opening: political, geostrategic and economic implications
János Hóvári, former ambassador to Turkey, former Deputy State Secretary of Global Affairs
István Íjgyártó, former ambassador to Russia, state secretary for cultural diplomacy
József Pandur, former ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moderator: Edit Zgut, journalist, Heti Válasz
11.15.-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 The Politics and Economics of TTIP: Should We Want It?
András Schiffer, co-chair, LMP
György Szapáry, former ambassador to the U.S.
Zsuzsanna Szelényi, Member of Parliament, Együtt
Moderator: Joshua Dill, Pannonius Fellow, Common Sense Society
13.30-15.00. Ukraine Crisis: New Impetus for Transatlantic Security Cooperation?
Botond Feledy, foreign policy expert, St. Ignác College
Zsolt Molnár, chairman of the National Security Committee of the Parliament
Zsolt Németh, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament
Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning of Ministry of Defence
Moderator: Péter Krekó, Director, Political Capital Institute
15.00-15.10. Closing remarks