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5/18/23, 11:14 AM

MCC Podcast: Fellow Talks - The Energy Crisis from a Transatlantic Eye

How can we make sound policy decisions?
5/11/23, 9:31 PM

MCC Podcast: The Family Down Under - Australia's Family Policy

If you have every wondered what people think about the nuclear family down under, this MCC podcast episode is for you!
5/8/23, 9:02 AM

MCC Podcast | Diplomaci Podcast - Are Things Going South in America? Political Landscape Analysis

Welcome to the first instalment of the Diplomaci podcast where we analyse international politics from a Hungarian point of view.
5/4/23, 9:36 PM

MCC Podcast: The Politics in Hollywood

Where did the story of the “Dream Factory” begin? How did early productions reflect on world politics, and were they deliberately used by U.S. politicians?
4/26/23, 9:56 PM

MCC Podcast: Fellow Talks - The Language that Connects us

In our latest discussion, you get to hear the story of Luke Larson, current BFP fellow, who has managed to achieve a much higher mastery of Hungarian than his fellow partners.
4/24/23, 9:08 AM

Votes & Seats Podcast: Early Parliamentary Election in Bulgaria, 2023

Exactly two years after the regular parliamentary election, on April 2nd, 2023, Bulgarians were called to the polls for the fifth time in a row to elect the representatives of the National Assembly. Since April 2021, due to the absence of sufficient electoral support and political will, all attempts failed to result in a long-term governing coalition.
4/21/23, 8:01 PM

MCC Podcast: Fellow Talks - A Reason to Stay

During these discussions, you get to know a new generation of the Budapest Fellowship program, conducted by the Hungary Foundation and the Mathias Corvinus Collegium.
4/21/23, 7:57 PM

Votes & Seats Podcast: Parliamentary Election in Finland, 2023

The latest Votes&Seats podcast episode focuses on the 2 April 2023 Finnish legislative election.
4/12/23, 9:53 AM

MCC Podcast - Fellow Talks: The First to Set Foot in Hungary

A handful of American fellows spend almost a year in Hungary to conduct research, teach, and immerse themselves in the history and culture of the nation.
3/28/23, 10:28 AM

MCC GeoPod | The Ukrainian Front: Exploring the Human Cost of Russia's War

In this episode of The MCC Geopod, the host engages in a deep and insightful conversation with two prominent geopolitical experts, Dr. Attila Demkó and Mr. Ruslan Bortnik about Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, which began in 2022 and has continued into 2023.
3/27/23, 10:32 AM

MCC GeoPod: The Current State of Serbia-Kosovo Relations

The issue of Kosovo continues to be a divisive one in both the Balkans and international politics.
3/23/23, 8:01 PM

MCC Podcast: Beyond the Division: The Rainbow Nation's Future Prospects

Is the nation of Nelson Mandela still a great example to the rest of the world?
3/21/23, 7:38 AM

MCC Votes & Seats Podcast: Parliamentary election in Estonia, 2023

Estonia is a rather unique country located in the intersection of the Scandinavian, Baltic, and Central East European regions.
3/6/23, 2:52 AM

MCC Podcast: A Different Approach to Energy Policy and Climate Protection

How can energy policy reach all the goals of climate protection, affordable energy prices and supply reliability at the same time?
2/23/23, 9:20 AM

MCC Podcast: University Performance Assessment from the Aspect of Global Rankings

Today, higher education systems are influenced by global university rankings.
2/21/23, 1:03 PM

MCC Podcast: Hostile Environment? – Religion and Academia in the United States

What are typical examples of hostility experienced by Christian students and academics in the United States?
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.
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