23 November Friday


8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 9.30 Opening: Ferenc Miszlivetz, Norbert Kroó

9.30 11.40 The Problem with Science: New Knowledge and the Multiversity

Zoltán Cséfalvay, The Great Transformation

Norbert Kroó, Science and Technologies (Rewards and Risks)

Thomas Filk, The (Mis)use of Scientific Knowledge

Sean Cleary, Confronting the Challenges of Global Complexity

Ervin László, Deeper Dimensions of Human Experience


11.40  12.00 Break

12.00 12. 40 The Problem with Science: New Knowledge and the Multiversity

Roundtable discussion with Sean Cleary, Thomas Filk, Jody Jensen, Norbert Kroó, Ervin László

Chair and moderator: Ferenc Miszlivetz

12:40 – 13:40 Break

13.40 15.50 The Future of Democracy? Governance and Emerging New Orders

Claus Offe, The ‘liberal democracy cube’ under the onslaught of populist politics

Ahmet Evin, Plato’s Cynicism or Premonition? The Meaning of Democracy in the Post-Truth Era

Tibor Palánkai, New Challenges Towards Multi-level Governance (Postfunctionalism and Neonationalism) – The Consistence of National and Union Levels

Etelka Bogárdi, Regulating global finance- the Rise of Virtual Currencies and Alternative Capital Raising Methods

Ferenc Miszlivetz, The Future of Europe in Global Context





15.50 16.10 Break

16.10 17.00 The Future of Democracy? Governance and Emerging New Orders

Roundtable discussion with the keynote speakers and Ahmet Evin, Jody Jensen, Dimitar Nikolovski, Astrea Pejovic, Attila Pók, Igor Stipic

Chair and moderator: Jody Jensen



24 November Saturday


8.30 9.00 Registration

9.00 10.40 Questions of Sustainability: Meanings, Goals and Possibilities

András Gelencsér, Climate Change: Dying Canary in the Coal Mine

László Csernai, Energy and Sustainable Development

Ilan Chabay, Narratives, Networks, and Knowledge: Finding Pathways to Sustainable Futures

Sándor Kerekes, Title SDGs as wicked problems


10.40 11.00 Break


11.00 12.30 Questions of Sustainability

Roundtable discussion with János Bogárdi, Ilan Chabay, György Csepeli, Sándor Kerekes, Csaba Kőrösi, László Csernai

Moderator: János Bogárdi


12.30 – 15.00 Break


15.00 17.00 Climate and Migration: Cooperation or Confrontation

Daniel Brooks, Room to Move: A Critical Element of Human Evolution and Survival





25 November Sunday


9.30 12:00 Human Security in the Age of Conflict

Erhard Busek, Human Security in the Shifting Global Order

James M. Skelly, Cyberwar and the Future of Warfare

Mária Herczog, Children in Migration Situation

12:00  13.30 Plenary Session and Closing Words