Hungarian Studies

 

Professor Carol Rounds receives prestigious Pro Cultura Hungarica award from the Republic of Hungary's Minister of Culture, with Consul General Viktor Polgar officiating.  The ceremony took place at the Center on June 3, 2010.


2016 Events

Thursday, February 25, 2016

12:00 pm

Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St.)

BOOK TALK: POST-COMMUNIST MAFIA STATE: THE CASE OF HUNGARY

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Friday, February 19 – Saturday, February 20, 2016

Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St.)

2015 Events

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

4:15 – 5:15 pm

Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

MASTERING NATIONAL SPACES: SECURITY AND MINORITIES IN POLAND AND HUNGARY IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

5:30 – 7:30 pm

1501 IAB (420 W 118th St.)

2014 Events

Friday, May 16, 2014

12:45 – 6:15 pm

The Heyman center, Second Floor Common Room

MALINOWSKI’S CHILDREN: EAST CENTRAL EUROPEAN “BETWEENNESS” AND  TWENTIETH-CENTURY SOCIAL SCIENCE

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Tuesday, April 22. 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Room 1512 International Affairs Building

A READING AND CONVERSATION WITH LÁSZLÓ KRASZNAHORKAI

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

3:30 – 5:30 pm

Room 1512 International Affairs Building

2013 Events

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5:00 – 8:00 pm

IAB 707

DISCOURSES OF HATE, OLD AND NEW, IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE

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Thursday, October 17 to Friday, October 18, 2013

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

THE ORIGINS AND IMPACT OF WORLD WAR I: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

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Friday, October 4, 2013

2:30 – 6:00 pm

International Affairs Building, Room 1512

THE FABRIC OF DAILY LIFE IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE (THEN AND NOW)

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013

Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

2012 Events

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
IAB 1501

BOOK LAUNCH OF THE MARTIAN'S DAUGHTER: A MEMOIR BY MARINA VON NEUMANN WHITMAN

Marina von Neumann Whitman

Marina von Neumann Whitman, Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, is the only child of scientific genius John von Neumann and the first woman to serve on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

John von Neumann

One of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed “the Martians” by their colleagues, John von Neumann was often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century and the greatest scientist since Einstein. Von Neumann was a key figure in the Manhattan project, the inventor of game theory, the pioneering developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer, and, up to his death, an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment. In The Martian’s Daughter, his daughter, Marina von Neumann Whitman, explores how the cosmopolitan environment in which she was immersed, the demanding expectations of her parents, and her own struggles to emerge from the shadow of a larger-than-life parent shaped her life and work.

Sponsored by the Center on Global Economic Governance and Columbia School of Journalism
 

A reception will follow
RSVP

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Consulate General of Hungary

223 East 52nd Street

New York, New York

A CELEBRATION OF THE ISTVAN DEAK VISITING PROFESSORSHIP AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

1 pm

801 IAB (420 W 118th St.)

THE U.S. ELECTION: A HUNGARIAN PERSPECTIVE

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Monday, April 2, 2012

4 - 6 p.m.

103 Knox Hall

 

HUNGARY AT THE VANGUARD OF EUROPE'S REARGUARD:  EMERGING SUBTERRANEAN POLITICS AND CIVIL DISSENT

 

Featuring Jody Jensen, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Director of International Relations at the Institute for Social and European Studies, Koszeg

 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

7 pm

Heyman Center for the Humanities - Common Room, Level 2

 

THE HOLOCAUST AS CULTURE:  A CONVERSATION WITH IMRE KERTÉSZ

 

Repeats every week

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

12 - 1:30 p.m.

1219 International Affairs Building

 

THE END OF CERTAINTY OR QUO VADIS DEMOCRACY: THE CASE OF EUROPE AND HUNGARY


2011 Events

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

12:00 pm

1219 International Affairs Building

 

HAS THE ORANGE REVOLUTION FAILED? AN ASSESSMENT, SEVEN YEARS ON

 

Repeats every week

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Monday. April 25, 2011

4:30 – 9 p.m.

1512 International Affairs Building

 

HUNGARIAN SCIENTISTS IN THE US: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW

Description: http://ece.columbia.edu/files/ece/images/Hungarian%20Scientists.jpg.png

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

12 - 1:30 p.m.

1219 International Affairs Building

 

JEWISH (OVER)TONES IN VIENNESE AND BUDAPEST OPERETTA

  

Held by Ivan Sanders, Professor Emeritus at Suffolk College, SUNY and adjunct professor at Columbia University. He has also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York University, the Central European University, and the New School University. He has translated George Konrád, Péter Nádas, and other major Hungarian writers; for his translations, he has been awarded a Soros Translation Award (1988), the Füst Milán Prize (1991), and the Déry Tibor Prize. His reviews and articles have appeared in The New York Times Books Review, The New Republic, The Nation, and Commonwealth as well as in a number of scholarly journals in the United States and Europe.

Professor Istvan Deak will introduce.

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Thursday, March 24 

Hungarian Consulate General in New York City

223 E 52nd St, New York, NY 

 

and

 

Friday, March 25, 2011

1501 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: FRANZ LISZT AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN EUROPE

Description: http://ece.columbia.edu/files/ece/images/Franz%20Liszt%20Poster_WEB.jpg

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
12 - 1:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building

JUDGING EDWARD TELLER: A CLOSER LOOK AT ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTISTS OF THE 21st CENTURY


2010 EVENTS

October 14, 2010

12 - 1:30 p.m.

1219 International Affairs Building

 

ALTERNATIVE MODERNITY? EVERYDAY PRACTICES OF ELITE MOBILITY IN COMMUNIST HUNGARY, 1956-1980

Professor György Péteri

Norwegian University of Science & Technology

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December 2, 2010

1219 International Affairs Building
12 – 1:30 p.m.

MIGRATIONS OF JEWISH-HUNGARIAN PROFESSIONALS THROUGH GERMANY TO THE UNITED STATES, 1919-1945


Professor Tibor Frank

ELTE and Columbia Universities


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2008 EVENTS

October 1, 2008
12 – 1:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

NATIONAL AND NATIONAL MINORITY ISSUES IN POST-1956 HUNGARY

Gyorgy Foldes
Institute of Political History, Budapest
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October 16, 2008
12 – 1:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

THE DIALECTICS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY: TRANSYLVANISM AT THE INTERSECTION OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL SELF-AWARENESS

Gabor Egry
Institute of Political History, Budapest
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2007 EVENTS

September 6, 2007
12 – 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

THE 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION AND WORLD POLITICS

Csaba Bekes
Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Columbia University
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December 2-3, 2007
1501 International Affairs Building
 

DEALING WITH THE PAST IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE

An international conference with: Jon Elster: (Columbia University), Marek Kornat (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw), Zdislaw Krasnobebski (University of Bremen), Pawel Machcewicz (University of Torun), John Micgiel (Columbia University), Piotr Naimski (Higher School of Business, National-Louis University, Nowy Sacz), Lavinia Stan (Concordia University, Montreal), Rafal Stobiecki (University of Lodz), Oldrich Tuma (Institute of Contemporary History, Prague), Helga Welsh (Wake Forrest University), Bronislaw Wildstein (Rzeczpospolita)and Artur Wolek (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw).

With generous funding from the Semper Polonia Foundation, Warsaw and The Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City

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December 4, 2007
12 – 1:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARIAN-JEWISH RESPONSES TO THE PERSECUTION, 1944-1945

Gabor Kadar
ELTE University, Budapest
 

March 2, 2006
6 p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building
 

CHALLENGES OF CULTURAL POLICY IN THE NEW MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: HUNGARY IN COMPARISON

Andras Bozoki
Minister of National Cultural Heritage, Republic of Hungary
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May 18, 2006
6 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 
THE AMERICAN HUNGARIAN FOUNDATION HONORS THE EAST CENTRAL EUROPEAN CENTER WITH ITS ABRAHAM LINCOLN AWARD
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November 23, 2006
1501 International Affairs Building
 

1956 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE SOVIET BLOC SCHEDULE

An International Conference sponsored by Columbia University's East Central European Center, Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Europe.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2005 EVENTS

February 4, 2005

WAR, MILITARY OCCUPATION AND REFUGEES: IMPERIAL ENCOUNTERS FROM THE DANUBE TO THE BLACK SEA, 1860-1918

A conference co-sponsored by the Center for International History, the Harriman Institute, and the Middle East Institute
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February 16, 2005
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

FOMENTING CLASS WARFARE IN TRANSYLVANIA, 1949-1962

Katherine Verdery
University of Michigan, Scholar-in-Residence, the Russel Sage Foundation, New York
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March 2, 2005
6 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 

CHALLENGES OF CULTURAL POLICY IN THE NEW MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: HUNGARY IN COMPARISON

Andras Bozoki, Minister of National Cultural Heritage, Republic of Hungary
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October 25, 2005
12 - 2 p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building
 

REGIONAL ECONOMIC VOTING: RUSSIA, POLAND, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA, AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC, 1990-1999

Joshua Tucker
Princeton University
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2004 EVENTS

January 26, 2004
7 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 

BUDAPEST, INVINCIBLE CITY IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

A literary evening with The Hungarian Quarterly
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February 4, 2004
6 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
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February 5, 2004
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

PEACE AFTER ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN ROMANIA: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE 1990 TÂRGU MURES RIOTS

Sherrill Stroschein
Ohio University
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March 22, 2004
2 - 5 p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building
 

WHY HUNGARY DID NOT RESIST THE GERMAN INVASION OF MARCH 19, 1944: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Introductory Remarks: Volker Berghahn, Columbia University

Chair and Commentator: Attila Pók, Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest 

Participants:

László Karsai, University of Szeged and Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Keynote address.

Randolph L. Braham, City University of New York; Director, Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies
“In what way did the presence in Hungary of over 800,000 persons of the ‘Jewish race’ influence the German plans and the Hungarian government's attitude toward the German occupation”

István Deák, Columbia University
“The mentality and politics of the Hungarian officer corps in March 1944”

Robert O. Paxton, Columbia University.
“The German occupation of the Free Zone of France on November 11, 1942. Why did the French government and army not resist the German occupation”
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September 13, 2004
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

EMPEROR CHARLES' POSTWAR PROJECT FOR CENTRAL EUROPE

Zoltan Becsi
Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva
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October 4, 2004
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

FIFTEEN LONG YEARSF: 1989 AND THE LESSONS OF DEMOCRATIZATION IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE

Andras Bozoki
ELTE University, Budapest
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October 13, 2004
6 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
UP FROM THE UNDERGROUND: ROCK 'N' ROLL IN THE SOCIALIST GHETTO
 
A lecture and reading by novelist Gergely Nagy and Hungarian-American sociologist Anna Szemere.
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October 21, 2004
6 p.m.
Teatro Piccolo
Italian Academy
Amsterdam Avenue and 117th St.
 
THE HARRIMAN LECTURE: A DISCUSSION WITH NOBEL LAUREATE IMRE KERTESZ
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November 8, 2004
8 a.m.
Low Library Rotunda
 

THE PLIGHT OF THE ROMA

An international conference.  View the keynote address by Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton by visiting: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/media/04/321_plight_of_theRoma/index.html
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November 12, 2004
5:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

"CONSTRUCTING NATIONALITIES IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE", EDITED BY PIETER M. JUDSON AND MARSHA L. ROZENBLIT

An evening celebrating the publication of a festchrift in honor of Istvan Deak.
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December 1, 2004
5 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 

UNFINISHED TRANSITIONS

Charles Gati
Johns Hopkins University
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2003 EVENTS

February 3, 2003
5 p.m.
513 Fayerweather Hall
 

MISSIONARIES AS AGENTS OF CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD

Istvan Gyorgy Toth
Central European University and Columbia University
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February 6, 2003
7 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
JADVIGA PARNAJA (JADVIGA'S PILLOW) - 2000
 
Hungarian Film Showing
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February 10, 2003
6 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

ANTI-SEMITISM WITHOUT ANTI-SEMITES

Gyorgy Csepeli
State Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications and Informatics, Hungary
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February 27, 2003
7 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
CSOK, ANYU! (LOVE, MOTHER) - 1986
 
Hungarian Film Showing
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March 26, 2003
7 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
6:3, AVAGY JÁTSZD ÚJRA TUTTI! (6:3) - 1998
 
Hungarian Film Showing
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April 10, 2003
7 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
MOSZKVA TER (MOSCOW SQUARE) - 2001
 
Hungarian Film Showing

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April 24-27, 2003
4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

HUNGARIAN CULTURE, GLOBAL CULTURE

28th Annual Conference of the American Hungarian Educators' Association. With the support of the East Central European Center, the Hungarian Cultural Center, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary.
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May 1, 2003
7 p.m.
1219 International Affairs
 
CSINIBABA (DOLLYBIRDS) - 1997
 
Hungarian Film Showing
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October 22, 2003
1 - 5 p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building
 

SYMPOSIUM ON THE 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION

Panel Discussion on "The Controversial Legacy of the 1956 Revolution in Hungary."

Participants: Andras Marton, John Micgiel, Peter Pastor, Gabor Vermes. Moderated by Attila Pok.

A Presentation by Charles Gati: "1956: the Politics of History: What I Remember and What Hungary Remembers Now." With comments by Istvan Deak and Ivan Sanders.
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October 28, 2003
6 p.m.
1219 International Affairs
 

AWARD-WINNING HUNGARIAN NOVELIST FERENC BARNÁS AND HIS AMERICAN TRANSLATOR PAUL OLCHVÁRY

Both will read from The Parasite, Mr. Barnás's extraordinary first novel, an extract from which has just been published in the literary journal turnrow. The author is resident this year at the famed MacDowell Writing Colony.
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November 6, 2003
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
HUNGARIAN FILM CLUB: "BOLSE VITA"
 
Written and directed by Ibolya Fekete
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November 13, 2003
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
HUNGARIAN FILM CLUB: "UVEGTIGRIS" (THE GLASS TIGER)
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November 18, 2003
5:30 - 9:00 pm
1501 International Affairs Building
 
TAKING SIDES
 
Director, István Szabó
 
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Carol Gruber (Professor Emerita of History at William Paterson University of New Jersey), Ivan Sanders (Columbia University), and Jeremy Eichler of the New York Times.
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November 19, 2003
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HOW SIZE MATTERS: THE EU AS A GEOPOLITICAL ANIMAL

Jozsef Borocz
Rutgers University
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November 20, 2003
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
HUNGARIAN FILM CLUB: "TESO" (BROTHER)
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December 4, 2003
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARIAN FILM CLUB: "HUKKLE"


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2002 EVENTS

February 11, 2002
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
MUSIC AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN JEWISH IDENTITY
 
Judith Frigyesi
Tel Aviv University
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February 20, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs
 
HUNGARIAN FILM: "WHAT'S THE TIME MR. CLOCK?"
 
Director, Peter Bacso
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March 4, 2002
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
NATIONAL STEREOTYPES AND SCAPEGOATING
 
Gyorgy Csepeli
Central European University
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March 7, 2002
12 -2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

BLOOD LIBELS IN POST WORLD WAR II EAST CENTRAL EUROPE

Janos Pelle
Central European University
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March 12, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building

HUNGARIAN FILM: "BALINT FABIAN ENCOUNTERS GOD"
 
Director, Zoltan Fabry
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March 26, 2002
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

SCHOLARSHIP AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN HUNGARY

Attila Pok
Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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March 28, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building

HUNGARIAN FILM: "THE FIFTH SEAL"
 
Director, Zoltan Fabry
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April 22, 2002
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE COLD WAR

Csaba Bekes
Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Budapest
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April 22, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International affairs Building
 
HUNGARIAN FILM: "FATHER"
 
Director, Istvan Szabo
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May 7, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International affairs Building

HUNGARIAN FILM: "BLOODY LIFE"
 
Director, Peter Bacso
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May 18, 2002
1501 International Affairs Building
 

A SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLECTUAL LIFE IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE AFTER 1989

Featuring David Goldfarb, Istvan Deak, Gyorgy Konrad, and Ivan Sanders
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September 12, 2002
11:45-12:45 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 

EXPANDING NATO AND THE EU: A HUNGARIAN PERSPECTIVE

László Kovács
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Hungary
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October 6, 2002
Hungarian House, 213 E 82 Street [betw. 2 & 3 Aves], New York City


HUNGARIAN FILM SHOWING: "SZINDBÁD"
 
Director, Zoltán Huszárik
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October 8, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SHOWING: "TÛZOLTÓ UTCA 25" (25 FIREMAN STREET)
 
Director, István Szabó
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October 20, 2002
Hungarian House, 213 E 82 Street [betw. 2 & 3 Aves]

HUNGARIAN FILM SHOWING: "MEGÁLL AZ IDO"
 
Director, Péter Gothár
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October 29, 2002
7 - 9  p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SHOWING (in Hungarian with subtitles): "TE RONGYOS ÉLET" (BLOODY LIFE)
 
Director, Péter Bacsó
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November 10-20, 2002
Hungarian House, 213 E 82 Str., New York City [betw. 2 & 3 Aves], New York City

HUNGARIAN VIDEO FESTIVAL: INTRODUCTION TO RECENT HUNGARIAN MOVIE MAKING
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November 12, 2002
11:30 - 1 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 

WORKSHOP ON THE EUROPEAN UNION'S COMING ENLARGEMENT: EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS

Featuring Ramunas Vilpisauskas (Lithuania), Andras Inotai (Hungary), Piotr Nowina-Konopka (Poland), and John Glenn (USA)
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November 18,  2002
12 - 1:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
 
PETER BARTA (Department of Linguistic, Cultural and International Studies, University of Surrey, England) IMRE KERTESZ AND THE BURDEN OF (LITERARY) HISTORY 
AND IVAN SANDERS (Slavic Department, CU) THE HUNGARIAN AND WORLDWIDE REACTION TO IMRE KERTESZ'S NOBEL
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November 18, 2002
12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
1510 International Affairs Building
 

NATO: THE SEARCH FOR EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY IN THE ERA OF GLOBAL TERRORISM

Ambassador Istvan Gyarmati
Senior Vice-President, EastWest Institute
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November 19, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARIAN FILM SHOWING (in Hungarian with subtitles): "TANÚ" (WITNESS)

Director, Péter Bacsó
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December 10, 2002
7 - 9 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building

HUNGARIAN FILM SHOWING (in Hungarian with subtitles): "ERKÖLCSÖS ÉJSZAKA" (A VERY MORAL NIGHT)
 
Director, Károly Makk
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2001 EVENTS

January 18, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "FRANCISKA VASÁRNAPJAI" 1997 (EVERY SUNDAY) 
 
Director, Sándor Simo
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January 25, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "ANGI VERA" 1979 (VERA'S TRAINING) 
 
Director, Pál Gábor
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February 1, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "TE RONGYOS ELET" 1984 (BLOODY LIFE)
 
Director, Peter Pasco
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February 5, 2001
12:15-1:45 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

EAST CENTRAL EUROPE AT THE CROSSROADS: ECONOMIC TRANSITION AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Andras Inotai

Institute of World Economy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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February 6, 2001
12:15-1:45 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

THE UNITED NATIONS AT THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW CENTURY

Andre Erdos

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the U.N.
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February 12, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "MEGÁIL AZ IDÓ" 1982 (TIME STANDS STILL)
 
Director, Peter Gothar
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February 19, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "ORÓKBEFOGADÁS" 1975 (ADOPTION)
 
Director, Márta Meszáros
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February 26, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "EGESZSES EROTIKA" 1986 (SOUND EROTICISM)
 
Director, Peter Timar
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March 1, 2001
6 - 7:30 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL SYMBOLS AND MYTHOLOGY BEFORE AND AFTER THE FALL OF COMMUNISM

Andras Gero 

Central European University
Reception to Follow
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March 5, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "EGYSZER VOLT, HOL NEM VOLT...," 1987 (A HUNGARIAN FAIRY TALE) 
 
Director, Gyula Gazdag
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March 19, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "TANMESEK A SZEXRÓL" 1989 (MORAL STORIES ABOUT SEX)
 
Director, Szilveszter Siklosi
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March 26, 2001
608 Schermerhorn

HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "AJÁNDEK EZ A NAP" 1979 (A PRINCESS DAY)
 
Director, Peter Gothar
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April 2, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "CSOK, ANYU" 1987 (LOVE, MOTHER)
 
Director, János Rozsa
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April 5, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "A KIS UTAZAS" 1987 (LE PETIT VOYAGE)
 
Director, Mihaly Buzás
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April 16, 2001
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Floor, International Affairs Building
 
HUNGARY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Laszlo Molnar
Consul General of Hungary, New York
Reception to follow
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April 16, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "SZEPLEÁNYOK" 1986 (PRETTY GIRLS) 
 
Director, András Der
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April 19, 2001
6 p.m.
713 Hamilton
 
"TUTAJOSOK" 1989 (MEMORIES OF A RIVER)
 
Director, Judit Elek
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April 23, 2001
6 - 7:30 p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARIAN ATTITUDES TOWARD CAPITALISM

Balint Magyar
Member of the Hungarian Parliament
Reception to follow
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April 23, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "EDES EMMA, DRAGA BOBE" 1992 (SWEET EMMA, DEAR BOBE) 
 
Director, István Szábo
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April 30, 2001
8 p.m.
608 Schermerhorn
 
HUNGARIAN FILM SERIES (in Hungarian with subtitles): "SZEGENYLEGENYEK" 1996 (THE ROUND UP)
 
Director, Miklos Jancso
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November 5, 2001
7 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
FILM SHOWING: "MEPHISTO" (1981)
 
Director, Istvan Szabo
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November 19, 2001
6 p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building
 

PANEL DISCUSSION ON "1956: HISTORY VERSUS MEMORY"

Featuring Bradley Abrams, Istvan Deak, Tibor Frank (Columbia University), and Jan Kubik (Rutgers University)

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December 4, 2001
6 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
THE HUNGARIAN 'STATUS LAW'
 
Csaba Lõrincz
Deputy State Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary
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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2000 EVENTS

Jabuary 31, 2000

FILM SHOWING: "DIARY OF MY LOVES"
 
Director, Marta Meszaros
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February 10, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

SLOVAKIA AND HUNGARY: A COMMON FUTURE

Slavomir Michalek

Slovak Academy of Sciences
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February 16, 2000
7:30 p.m.
501 Hamilton Hall
 
FILM SHOWING: "LOVE"
 
Director, Karoly Makk
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February 22, 2000
12:10 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARY'S ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

Gabor Hamza

Commission on European Affairs, Hungarian Parliament
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March 1, 2000
501 Hamilton Hall
7:30 p.m.
 
FILM SHOWING: "BLOODY LIFE" 
 
Director, Bela Bacso
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March 9, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION: AN EAST EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Peter Huncik

Sandor Marai Foundation, Bratislava
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March 23, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs
 

HOLOCAUST THEMES IN MODERN HUNGARIAN POETRY

Gyorgy Gomori

Cambridge University
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March 23, 2000
6 p.m.
555 Lerner Hall
 

THE HUNGARIANS ARE COMING!

An evening of Bartok and Liszt, with Pianist Ophra Yerushalmi

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March 24-25, 2000
9 - 5 p.m.
1501 International Affairs Building
 
DILEMMAS OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE: NATIONALISM, DICTATORSHIP, AND THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY 
 
Symposium honoring Istvan Deak
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April 4, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

GENIUS IN EXILE: PROFESSIONAL IMMIGRATION FROM INTERWAR HUNGARY TO THE UNITED STATES, 1919-1945

Tibor Frank
Eotvos Lorand University
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April 5, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 
THE GREAT PURGE: THE PROSECUTION OF TRAITORS AND WAR CRIMINALS IN EUROPE AFTER WORLD WAR II

Istvan Deak
Columbia University
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April 6, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS IN EARLY MODERN CENTRAL EUROPE

Istvan Gyorgy Toth

Central European University
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April 19, 2000
12 - 2 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

THE INFLUENCE OF 'WESTERN APPROACHES' ON THE DEMOCRATIZATION IN HUNGARY 

Katrin Sell
Humboldt University
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September 21,  2000
12 - 2:00 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

THE EASTERN ENLARGEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: A HUNGARIAN HISTORIAN'S HOPES AND FEARS

Attila Pok

Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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September 23, 2000

A ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM: THE ESSENCE OF SUNSHINE

Essence of Sunshine poster

 
Opening with a showing of the film "SUNSHINE", directed by István Szabó (Academy Award Winning Director of "Mephisto")
1 p.m.
Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Cinema
Columbia  University
Broadway and 115th Street

Followed by a Panel Discussion with
Professor István Deák, Chair
István Szabó, Director
Robert Lantos, Producer
John Simon, Film Critic
Professor Marion Kaplan
Professor Ivan Sanders

4:30 p.m.
Roone Arledge Cinema

Reception
6 p.m.

Co-sponsored by
The Institute for the Study of Europe,
The Film Division of the School of the Arts,
The Harriman Institute, and Paramount Classics
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September 26, 2000
12 - 2:00 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

HUNGARIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN AN EAST CENTRAL EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Tibor Frank

Eotoc Lorand University
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October 23, 2000
12 - 2:00 p.m.
1219 International Affairs Building
 

EAST CENTRAL EUROPEAN SOCIETIES AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION  

Elemer Hankiss

Eotvos Lorand University
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GEORGE GOMORI (Cambridge University) WILL READ FROM HIS WORK: "MY MANIFOLD CITY" 

November 29, 2000

6 - 8:00 p.m.
1219 International Affairs