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1/12/23, 9:43 AM

MCC GeoPod: The Land of Abraham - who has it now?

In this episode of the Geopod podcast, the focus is on the geopolitics of Israel.
1/5/23, 5:56 PM

MCC Podcast: International development cooperation from a German perspective

In this podcast we discussed with Frank Spengler, advisor of our Institute, international development cooperation, the role of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the the values that should be imported.
12/23/22, 9:31 PM

MCC Podcast: Social Values in Times of Crisis – The Psychiatrist’s Perspective

In this episode of MCC Podcast, we discuss social values in times of crisis with Theodore Dalrymple, a British author and columnist.
12/8/22, 9:27 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: The 2022 Israeli Legislative Election

Israel held its fifth legislative election in four years on 1st November, 2022.
11/24/22, 11:31 AM

MCC GeoPod: What the Chinese think about Hungarians

On this episode, the discussion revolves around China, Hungary, and the European Union. Our guest, Dr. Song Lilei, who is a Professor at the School of Political Science and International Relations at Tongji University and visiting fellow at MCC, shares her views on China's perception of the European Union and vice versa.
11/21/22, 9:39 AM

MCC GeoPod: "There were riots in America just when things were getting better"

This episode of the MCC GeoPod covers a gripping discussion about the Unites States’ foreign policy strategy with Dr. Mark Milosch who worked for a long time in foreign affairs for the U.S. Congress.
11/2/22, 10:25 AM

MCC GeoPod: New age for Sweden

In this episode of Geopod podcast, Hanga Horvath-Santha helps us understand the current social state of Sweden and tells us her experiences about living in the country.
10/18/22, 5:52 PM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 Early Parliamentary Election in Bulgaria

Due to the fall of Kiril Petkov’s four-party government, this October, Bulgarian citizens went to the polls for the fourth time since April 2021 to elect the members of the National Assembly. This time, the expert team hosted by Bálint L. Tóth (Center for Political Science, MCC) consisted of Neli Kirilova (ESDC & Corvinus University of Budapest) and Piotr Pietrzak (In Statu Nascendi).
10/15/22, 9:04 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 Bosnian General Election

This time, Bálint L. TÓTH from the MCC Center for Political Science hosted Jasmin Hasanović and Osman Sušić senior teaching assistants from the University of Sarajevo.
10/13/22, 7:40 PM

MCC GeoPod: The World in 2022 - discussion about the newly published book

On this episode of the MCC Geopolitical Podcast, the discussion revolves around the newly published book, the World in 2022.
10/12/22, 11:39 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 Italian Snap General Election

In this MCC Votes & Seats edition, Ms. Margherita Saltini, international relations and geopolitical expert from the foundation Nazione Futura helps us understand the circumstances and importance of the September 2022 Italian snap legislative election.
10/6/22, 10:08 AM

MCC Votes & Seats: The 2022 Swedish Legislative Election

As a result of the most recent Swedish legislative election held on 11 September 2022, a right-wing government will be formed, as the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals secured 176 seats together with the Sweden Democrats, while the left-wing bloc has as many as 173 seats out of the total 349 in the Riksdag.
9/29/22, 3:51 PM

MCC Podcast: Hungary Can Be the Gem of the World (Peter Boghossian)

The plague of "wokism" is taking over the universities and academia of the United States.
9/17/22, 3:55 PM

MCC GeoPod: Is the NATO at War?

NATO member states support Ukraine in their war efforts by sending military aid and lethal weapons to the frontline.
9/15/22, 2:37 PM

MCC GeoPod: Alexandr Dugin - The Brain of the Kremlin?

Following the assasination of Darja Dugina in august, media outlets started to label her father Dugin, as the brain of the Kremlin.
8/26/22, 7:41 PM

MCC GeoPod: No end in sight - The six month overview of the conflict in Ukraine

It has been six months since the war has started in Ukraine, but there is no end in sight.
8/26/22, 10:30 AM

MCC Podcast: The Future of Europe: an Ongoing Debate (Peter Hefele)

With Europe facing a wide range of multi-layered political, economic, and societal challenges the debate on the future of the EU is seemingly of less importance today.
8/22/22, 10:15 AM

In search for Europe’s own interests (Klaus von Dohnanyi)

After the recent publication of his successful book entitled "National Interests in Times of Radical Change", we had the pleasure to discuss with Dr. Klaus von Dohnanyi to what extent common European interests exist despite different national opinions and whether the success of the European Union lies precisely in national differences.
6/28/22, 7:55 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 French legislative election

As the hugest surprise of the French legislative elections held on 12 and 19 June, Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party coalition Ensemble failed to ensure an absolute majority in the National Assembly.
6/14/22, 10:38 AM

MCC Podcast: EU Sanctions Packages against Russia

In this edition of the MCC Pod-Vid series, Mr. Rodrigo Ballester, Head of the Centre for European Studies at Mathias Corvinus Collegium, helps us assess the process of elaboration, negotiations, and adoption of the 6th EU sanctions package against Russia.
5/6/22, 12:34 PM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 Slovenian legislative election

This time, the Votes & Seats podcast focuses on the 24 April 2022 parliamentary election in Slovenia.
4/21/22, 10:47 AM

MCC Podcast: Polémia | How to communicate effectively in a debate (Kelli Buzzard)

This podcast will be with a special guest, Kelli Buzzard who joined the Budapest Fellowship program last year.
4/13/22, 9:40 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 Serbian General Election

In the latest edition of the MCC Votes & Seats podcast series, we talked about the 2022 general election in Serbia that was held on 3 April 2022 to elect both the head of state and members of the National Assembly.
4/11/22, 9:24 AM

MCC LeaderShape Podcast: Energy follows information (Nigel Thurlow)

We live in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world.
4/11/22, 9:21 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: 2022 Hungarian legislative election

As of April 6, 2022, the Fidesz-KDNP leads the vote by a wide margin and will gain 135 parliamentary seats, two more than in 2014 or 2018.
4/11/22, 6:47 AM

MCC Podcast: British conservatism and the euro's future (Prof. Dr. Dominik Geppert)

The British conservatism, the program of the Tories from Benjamin Disraeli to Boris Johnson and the question of how liberal the British conservatism actually is, are all important in our today’s time.
3/16/22, 2:36 PM

MCC Podcast on Ukraine’s fast-track EU membership request

In the latest edition of the MCC Podcast series, Bálint L. Tóth from the Center for Political Science asked Rodrigo Ballester, Head of the Centre for European Studies at Mathias Corvinus Collegium about the legal aspects and possible political consequences of Ukraine’s fast-track EU membership request.
2/28/22, 10:01 AM

LeaderShape Podcast: Build trust, engage people, inspire talents - Geoff Hudson-Searle

Embrace change or get left behind. Many people on the labour market are put into positions where they should not really be because they are disengaged and detrimental to the company.
2/20/22, 6:58 PM

Votes & Seats - 2022 Portuguese Snap Legislative Election

This time, Mr. Alexandre de Sousa Carvalho from the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra helps us understand the background of the early legislative election that was held in Portugal, on 30 January 2022. Our guest expert gave us a comprehensive analysis about the Portuguese party system and the current hot topics in his country.
2/19/22, 1:27 PM

MCC Podcast: Patriotism and religion in education - Huub Ruël and Paul Gilfillan

In this episode of MCC Podcast Series Dr. Paul Gilfillan is our guest.
12/18/21, 5:53 PM

MCC Podcast: Is it possible to connect conflict resolution theory and practice?

A conversation about crisis management and conflict resolution strategies with Dr. Piotr Pietrzak, an international relations and international law expert from Sofia.
12/1/21, 9:49 AM

MCC Podcast: Little known aspects of migration

On November 23 Prof. Dr. Reinhard Merkel, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Law and Philosophy of Law at the University of Hamburg, gave a lecture on "The basic legal problems of migration and integration" at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium.
11/24/21, 4:19 PM

November 2021 Presidential and Snap Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria

This time, the Votes & Seats podcast analysis of the MCC Center for Political Science endeavors to give an insight into Bulgaria’s third attempt in 2021 to elect a parliament as no party or alliance was able to form a government after the April and July ballots.
10/15/21, 10:48 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: Czech Legislative Election, 2021

PhDr. Ladislav Cabada, vice-rector of the Metropolitan University Prague explained us the results of the Czech election to the House of Representatives held on 8 and 9 October. He gave us an overview of the most important campaign issues, described the main parties, elaborated the hardships of government formation, and discussed what the change in government could mean on the Czech EU policies and the Visegrad cooperation.
10/4/21, 9:46 AM

Russian Legislative Election (2021)

Discussion about the recent Russian elections with Anton Bendarjevskiy.
9/27/21, 1:06 PM

Norwegian parliamentary election (2021)

Christer Daatland, a political scientist from Stavanger, Norway, gave us an insight into the Norwegian parliamentary elections held on 13 September.
9/23/21, 5:31 PM
Author: Corvinák

What To Expect in the German Federal Election?

Discussion with Prof. Werner Patzelt, professor emeritus of the Technical University of Dresden and visiting fellow at MCC.
8/30/21, 2:42 PM

Snap parliamentary election in the Republic of Moldova - 2021

The latest edition of the MCC Votes & Seats podcast investigates the background and the possible outcomes of the July 2021 snap parliamentary election in the Republic of Moldova.
8/9/21, 8:52 AM
Author: Corvinák

"You can live happily without sex but you cannot live without meaning"

Péter speaks to Dennis Prager, radio show host, writer, and founder of Prager University.
8/5/21, 8:47 AM
Author: Corvinák

Catholic Social Teaching: a New Model for Business Diplomacy?

Péter speaks to Huub Rüel, Visiting Fellow at MCC and expert on business diplomacy.
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