29 days ago
From Friday through to Sunday, Budapest will host the first global migration conference, attended by many experts in the field from around the world.
The conference, entitled MCC Budapest Summit on Migration is being organized by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium, and will be attended by prestigious researchers, decision-makers and diplomats.
The conference will be opened by conservative philosopher András Lánczi, rector of the Budapest Corvinus University.
"Migration is a crucial issue of our time. Our aim is to provide a forum for a high-level professional debate for local and international scientists to discuss the topic and present their perhaps even diverging views," said conference organizer Zoltán Szalai, managing director of Mathias Corvinus Collegium.
Speakers include Douglas Murray, British author of the book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, Dutch-American activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a contemporary critic of Islam and former members of the British and Israeli intelligence services. Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus has also been invited, but his arrival has not yet been confirmed.
Topics include the triggers and effects of migration, the compatibility of sharia law with democracy and security policy aspects of migration.