6/16/23, 11:01 AM

Transylvania Lectures: Is There a Middle Way in a Society Torn Left and Right?

Participants discusses the reasons behind the growing division in politics and social norm at the latest Transylvania Lectures event. At the invitation of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), British historian, writer and broadcaster Zoe Strimpel visited Cluj-Napoca on 15 June.
6/13/23, 3:03 PM

The US Foreign Policy and the Challenge of War in Ukraine

One of the most pressing issues in international politics today, the war in Ukraine has a major impact on global security and stability. As part of the MCC Budapest Peace Forum, William Ruger, President of the American Institute for Economic Research, presented the current US foreign policy on the Russia-Ukraine war and the US approach to the war at Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca on June 7.
5/31/23, 3:36 PM

Transylvania Lectures continues with Oxford professor

The guest speaker at the Transylvania Lectures event in May was Dr Nigel Biggar, Professor of Moral Theology at the University of Oxford. In a talk at the MCC's Centre in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, he presented the controversies surrounding „decolonisation” that are still relevant in the anglosphere today.
4/28/23, 11:38 AM

Germany’s situation discussed at MCC’s first German-language lecture in Kolozsvár

For the first time, Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) organised a lecture in German in Cluj-Napoca. On 27 April, invited experts discussed the public and political situation in Germany and the challenges ahead.
4/25/23, 12:00 PM

MCC Partners with Top European University – A Unique Opportunity for Students

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) is expanding its range of training courses with a unique opportunity: one of Europe's top business schools, the European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT Berlin), is entering into a long-term, extensive cooperation with MCC. Zoltán Antal-Mokos, Prof. of Strategy and Dean of Degree Programs, and Zoltán Szalai, Director General of MCC, gave a briefing on the institution and the application process to the students of the Kolozsvár University Program.
4/7/23, 2:00 PM

Climate Change, Science, and the State – Who Should Decide?

Dr Benoit Mayer, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Dr Calum T. M. Nicholson, British-Canadian anthropologist, discussed the possibilities and socio-political background of climate change mitigation at an event organised by Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) in Kolozsvár on Thursday, 6 April.
3/29/23, 4:12 PM

World leader or declining country – MCC foreign guests discuss China’s future

Many argue that the 21st century will be China’s century, after America’s century. But can it become a world leader? Invited experts discussed China's global influence, its economic situation and its future at Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s (MCC) panel discussion on 28 March.
3/17/23, 3:45 PM

MCC Transylvania Lectures: has liberalism really failed?

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) hosted a renowned US political scientist and philosopher at the latest Transylvania Lectures event. On Thursday, 16 March, Patrick J. Deneen gave a public lecture at the MCC center in Kolozsvár/Cluj Napoca.
2/23/23, 12:19 PM

MCC Transylvania Lectures: Hungarians through the eyes of a British anthropologist

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) hosted another interesting discussion on Tuesday 21 February in Kolosvár/Cluj-Napoca. This time, the guest of the Transylvania Lectures series was British-Canadian anthropologist Dr. Calum T. M. Nicholson, who discussed the surprising parallels and interesting differences between British and Hungarian culture and history with ethnographer Dr. Árpád Szabó Töhötöm.
2/10/23, 1:51 PM

The end of globalisation – MCC discussion about the US’s changing power structure

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) organized an open lecture in Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfântu Gheorghe with Dr. Gladden Pappin, a visiting senior fellow at MCC about the changing geopolitical situation of the United States, its influence on the world and the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
12/14/22, 3:44 PM

Journalists in Flak Jackets – Former war correspondent Julius Strauss at the MCC Transylvania Lectures’ latest event

At the latest open event of Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s (MCC) Transylvania Lectures series on the 9th of December at the MCC Center in Kolozsvár, former war correspondent Julius Strauss, MCC visiting fellow talked about what it is like to work on the frontline and the dilemmas and difficulties the war correspondent faces.
12/14/22, 3:30 PM

Transylvania Lectures: The Metaverse Could Cause Social Division

There is no need for it, yet Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse is in full swing, facing serious technological, economic, and geopolitical problems. There is also a strong possibility that the world's other superpowers will want to have their own virtual reality, creating new conflicts and new challenges for diplomacy. These and related issues were addressed by former British diplomat Shaun Riordan at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s (MCC) Transylvania Lectures series.
10/26/22, 2:02 PM

How to Have Impossible Conversations – MCC Transylvania Lectures Continues in the New Semester

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) had a special guest at its latest Transylvania Lectures event Monday, October the 24th in Kolozsvár/ Cluj-Napoca. Dr. Peter Boghossian, American philosopher and pedagogist, Senior Fellow at MCC gave us practical tools to speak with people who hold different beliefs. The audience could learn strategies to guide them through the most difficult conversations in political, religious, or moral topics.
10/21/22, 11:00 AM

The Role of Architecture in National Identity – American Lecturer at MCC’s event in Temesvár

We may not realize in our everyday lives how much architecture influences our society, our cultural and political life. Recent trends in architecture are increasingly distancing themselves from local, regional and national identities, said Stephen Travis Sholl, visiting fellow at MCC, in his lecture The Role of Architecture in National Identity in Timisoara. The event on Wednesday 19 October was organized in partnership between Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) and the Bolyai János College.
9/4/22, 10:01 AM

We Said Goodbye to Summer at Tabakó Festival

The Sepsi Tabakó Festival officially opened with a press conference on Thursday 1 September at the iconic former tobacco factory of Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe). The historic building, unused since 2010, was brought back to life by the locals, with Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) playing a major role in ensuring quality presentations and talks.
5/30/22, 11:38 AM

Hamlet, our contemporary discussed at the MCC round table

More than 400 years after it was written, Shakespeare's Hamlet has been given a new look at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. Dr. Patrick Shoaf Gray, Dr. Adrian Papahagi, Gábor Tompa and Dr. András Visky discussed the play's uniqueness, the meeting of past and present, and the creative adaptation at a public roundtable at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) on Monday, 30 May.
5/2/22, 12:36 PM

What is a Good University Like? – MCC Transylvania Lectures Continues with Guest Speaker from Cambridge

The invited speaker of the Transylvania Lectures’ event in May was Dr James Orr, an expert in ethics and philosophy of religion, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. At the event on Monday, 2nd of May, the speaker discussed the limits of academic freedom, its impact on the public interest and identity politics in Western institutions with Dr András Visky.
4/27/22, 11:22 AM

Transylvania Lectures: finding a peaceful and just solution to war

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) organized the third public event of the Transylvania Lectures series. Our guest speaker on Wednesday, 27 April, was diplomat and former British ambassador Charles Crawford, who spoke about the evolution of the international situation after the Cold War, his diplomatic work and the global impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
3/18/22, 10:42 AM

Transylvania Lectures goes on: American Politics – The Good, the Bad and the Future

Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) continued its Transylvania Lectures series with a popular second lecture. On March 18, Gladden Pappin, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Dallas and MCC guest lecturer, gave a lecture on pressing issues in American politics.
2/22/22, 4:24 PM

Transylvania Lectures series kicks off with Australian speaker

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium Transylvania Lectures series started on 21 February in Kolozsvár. Our first guest speaker was Peter Kurti, an Australian writer and Anglican pastor with a background in law, theology and philosophy, who publishes on religious, legal and social issues.