interview

2019. szeptember 28. 17:37
According to the American conception the disestablishment of a religion does not mean that religion needs to be excluded from public life. Driving all the religious acknowledgment out of the public sphere would be to show a kind of hostility toward religion which is out of keeping from our understanding of disestablishment which is not an antireligious move – pointed out by Michael W. McConnell, Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. június 26. 10:38
Technology is constantly changing the degree of privacy that people may expect, and the courts in response change constitutional rules to those new technologies. The effect is to try to maintain the same rough balance of privacy as technology changes– says Orin Kerr, Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law during a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. június 18. 16:16
The neoliberal revolution changed the fundamental political economic coding of our society and tech monopolies seek to capture and control over every single instition that is independent from them – says Barry Lynn, director of the Open Markets Institute in the course of a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. június 13. 9:31
Transnational economic law shall be measured against human rights standards, while there is no place for an investment protection system in an internal market – says Markus Krajewski, chair in Public Law and Public International Law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg during a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. június 5. 10:08
By focusing on human dignity and human relations, the Catholic legal education avoids the dangers of both individualism and collectivism – says Thomas C. Berg, professor of law at the University of St. Thomas and America’s leading scholar of law and religion during a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary.
2019. április 30. 11:44
Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest, Hungary spoke with Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, one of the most widely cited research organizations across America. Ilya Shapiro talked about the establishment and role of the Cato Institute along with its Center for Constitutional Studies; about the dangers of “increased centralization” and the “one-size-fits-all” approach in public policy decisions as well as about the important role of the Supreme Court in shielding states’ rights from the central government. In the course of the conversation Ilya Shapiro also shared his thoughts on the threats of the growing “administrative state” along with the “politicization of the judiciary” and on what Europeans could learn from this American experience. Last but not least, they touched upon contemporary constitutional challenges around the world such as the dilemma of free speech on private digital platforms.
2019. április 4. 14:01
Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest, Hungary spoke with Professor Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, professor of law at George Washington University and one of the leading constitutional scholars of America about the establishment and mission of the National Constitution Center; about the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in an increasingly polarized America, and about what the American experience on judicial activism is revealing. In the course of the conversation they also touched upon recent constitutional dilemmas brought by the digital era along with contemporary constitutional challenges around the world.
Borne
2017. június 2. 11:16
Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Borne don’t really think of genre boundaries that much and want to make them go away. His approach is to not make aliens or animals reflections of human beings; and he also has a good reason to not explain the biotech he uses in his new novel.
2015. november 10. 10:36
If we are not going in the direction of federalism, but in the direction of nation-states, it is not certain that the whole thing will fall apart.
The First Constituency
2015. április 13. 11:02
Gábor Vona, the president of Jobbik, and Lajos Rig, the Jobbik candidate who has apparently won Sunday's by-election, will not, contrary to the campaign promise, be stripping to their waists to dispel rumors about certain tattoos. Vona says that it is the 21st century that has defeated the parties of the 20th century in yesterday's vote to elect a parliamentary seat for a constituency in western Hungary. According to the party president, Jobbik does not receive any unfair, dishonest funding from Russia, nor from Iran. Mandiner reached Mr. Vona on the phone just minutes after his press conference in Tapolca on Sunday night.
European federation?
2015. február 9. 13:10
Federalism is the only hope for Europe: the no man's land between confederation and federation is not sustainable any more – says Andrew Duff, British liberal and federalist politician. He has just published a book about the future of the EU – we asked him whether it is hopeless to talk about federalism after the rise of euro-scepticism at the last EP-elections. Interview.
Discussions
2014. november 27. 11:14
The chargé d'affaires told Mandiner that there are former or current public officials in many countries within the EU who are not permitted in the U.S., but they and their governments never made this information public. Mr. Goodfriend also talked about the incoming ambassador, the visit to Mr. Bitó's salon, and whether the U.S. can understand the special Hungarian interests in Ukraine.
2014. november 11. 17:55
This is empty, ideological language, to call Hungary a dictatorship today! And the interview was never published. Which a friend of mine very accurately said is a kind of censorship, if someone gives an answer you don't expect, then you don't publish it.
Vaclav, Viktor, Visegrad
2014. május 22. 15:54
"I am not a eurosceptic. And I am definitely not a euronaivist. I am a eurorealist", says Vaclav Klaus, the former president and prime minister of the Czech Republic. Mr Klaus, a harsh critic of the current state of the European Union, came to Budapest to speak at the Danube Institute about his views on Europe and its crisis and took a few minutes to speak with Hungarian Globe.
Danube Institute
2014. február 6. 15:10
The whole of the West has to understand that Central and Eastern Europe are lost in the woods, but after all, the differences between Anglo-American liberal conservatism and Hungarian conservatism have been exaggerated, says John O'Sullivan. The British commentator and editor, and former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, moved to Hungary to launch the Danube Institute in Budapest. The new think tank promotes conservativism and classical liberalism. We asked him and his colleauge Gerald Frost about the goals of the Danube Institute.
2013. június 14. 8:54
The Israeli-Hungarian relations are special - says Ilan Mor, the Israeli Ambassador to Hungary. According to Mr Mor, it was a good decision from the World Jewish Congress and the Hungarian government, to organize the WJC's conference in Budapest. We have talked with the Ambassador about the conference, the present and the future of the Israeli-Hungarian relations and Israel's current situation in the Middle East.
2013. június 12. 11:51
Jan-Peter Balkenende served as prime minister of The Netherlands for eight years, from 2002 to 2010, and is now partner for Corporate Responsibility at Ernst & Young and a professor of Governance, Institutions and Internationalization at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Balkenende, whose experience offers insights about the responsibility of politics and economics toward society and the future, delivered a speech in Budapest recently about corporate social responsibility (or, CSR). We caught up with him to ask a few questions afterward.
2013. március 19. 10:30
I think Orbán has scared off half of those who voted for him in 2010. His policies are not successful, and Hungary's economy contracted last year by almost two percent.
2013. március 1. 15:28
Earlier this week, the US Congress convened a hearing entitled, “Anti-Semitism: A Growing Threat to All Faiths.” Included on the panel of witnesses speaking about trends in Europe was Dr. Tamás Fellegi, Budapest native and son of Holocaust survivors. The former government minister’s testimony, which repeated the Government of Hungary’s policy of zero tolerance of anti-Semitism and anti-Roma views, received widespread coverage. Hungarian Globe Editor Gellért Rajcsányi reached Dr. Fellegi by phone in Washington, D.C. following the hearing.
2012. szeptember 18. 13:13
Only complex reintegration programmes and the consistent implementation of the national social inclusion strategy can address the complex problems arising from Roma settlements, says Lívia Járóka, Hungarian Member of the European Parliament. We asked Járóka, the first Roma MEP from Central Europe and a member of the governing conservative Fidesz party, about the Roma situation in Hungary and in Europe.

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