The PhD Thesis of Dr. Gyula Nagy, Strategic Director
US Ambassador Ms Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, and Dr. Peter J. Sos, MD of B. SWAN Partners at the First Hungarian Fulbright Day at Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sos chaired a panel discussion about fundraising.
Dr. Gyula Nagy: The Role of the Financial Regulation and Supervision in the Global Crisis
Lecture on the International Bata Conference (Zlín, Czech Republic, April 15th, 2010)
A NEW FOLK ART OR NARROWING THE GAP BETWEEN THE PRIVATE AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING ON THE NET
In the last ten years a new type of Folk Art has been born. The gap started to narrow between the so called 'professional' and so called 'private' communication in the on-line world. The spirit of Web 2.0, which is simply the original idea of the on-line communications, made us content provider and content receiver at the same time. The technical, economical and social changes created a good environment for the revival of the Folk Art on a new level.
Presented at the international conference "Culture of the Information Age" (Siofok, Hungary, October 11th, 2007)
On the borderline between the professional and non-professional on-line communication
Presented at the annual conference of Hungarian Association of Communication Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, January 20th, 2007)
DR. PETER J. SÓS: HUNGARIAN EXODUS Second edition
After the suppressed revolution in November and December 1956, despite the Russian military invasion in Hungary, the borders of the country were still open, or at least not closely guarded, for a short period of time. A torrent of refugees set off to the West from Hungary in hope of liberty of a life without fear and poverty.
Two hundred thousand Hungarians left their motherland. The population of an entire town. Who were they? What made them make up their minds, often in a matter of minutes? What was the proportion of different age groups, marital status, educational standards, occupation and other statistical division? Where did they go, how did they travel and where did they end up? As the author says "Dozens of books discuss the October uprising, dozens of studies deal with the political emigration. One thing is sorely missing: the history of those few chaotic months or even years, full of fear and hope, during which these two hundred thousand people were tossed between refugee camps, examination boards, consular departments and charity organizations, having little control on their own fate. Dramatic times, full of panic mongering. Clashes. Hunger strikes. Hungarian citizens sold to become slaves. But most importantly: waiting, waiting, waiting.
These few months, years cannot be indifferent to those who are interested in the history of the Hungarian nation. It may be way too close in time to draw conclusions in hindsight. That will be the task of the coming centuries. But it is remote enough indeed to be objective about what had happened. The witnesses and survivors are still among us, the news and articles of those days are still available. Now is the time when we have to face what had really happened, now is the time to save the most important details from oblivion."
The painstakingly thorough yet exciting tome by Péter János Sós presents this story with studious objectivity and passion.
Gondolat Kiadó, 2005.
DR. GYULA NAGY: THE ENLARGED EUROPEAN UNION -- TOWARDS ECONOMIC CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE?
The European Union enlarged with the ten new Member States on 1 May 2004 faces the greatest challenge of its history. En effective maintenance of competition under the circumstances of globalization cannot be achieved without successful internal economic convergence. The Convergence Report 2004 of the European Central Bank highlights the progress of the Maastricht's convergence criteria in most countries. As far as Hungary is concerned, entering ERM II in 2010, the precondition of the membership Stage Three of Economic and Monetary Union, basically depends on the results of fiscal consolidation. The country's significant current account deficit as well as the inflation rate, which is considerably above the reference value, makes prudent fiscal policies inevitable.