Our guest speakers


The Mathias Corvinus Collegium's scientific and educational programs include lectures by several internationally renowned foreign and Transylvanian academics and researchers. International visibility, building diplomatic relations and cooperation is a fundamental requirement for a 21st century science and education institution. At MCC, we strive to ensure that our students and the wider public in Transylvanian cities have access to the best professionals in our educational programs, training courses and public lectures.

Guest speakers in 2023:

  • Dr Alexander Jürgen Grau - freelance author, publicist, science and culture journalist, visiting fellow at MCC
  • Dr Benoit Mayer, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Calum T. M. Nicholson - British-Canadian anthropologist, visiting fellow at MCC and Danube Institute
  • Dr Dénes Csala - data scientist, assistant professor at Lancaster University
  • Dr Eric Hendriks - Dutch sociologist, visiting fellow at Danube Institute
  • Dr Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi - Assistant Professor in EU and International Economic Law at Birmingham University
  • Dr Gladden Pappin - political scientist, visiting senior fellow at MCC, on leave from the University of Dallas, where he is an associate professor of politics, Director of the Hungarian Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dr Heinz Theisen - Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia, visiting lecturer at MCC
  • Dr Henri de Montety - French historian, lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Higher Studies, Vendée, France
  • Dr Zsolt K. Lengyel - historian, political scientist, head of the Hungarian Institute at the University of Regensburg
  • Dr Marius Turda - historian, lecturer at Oxford Brookes University
  • Dr Patrick Deneen - Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Dr Petteri Laihonen - Linguist, Lecturer at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Dr Robert C. Castel – expert on security policy based in Israel
  • Julius Strauss - journalist, former war correspondent, visiting fellow at MCC
  • Michael Kurzwelly - German conceptual artist, researching and working in the field of social innovation and community development
  • Richard Janos Schenk - PhD candidate at the Department of Policy Analysis, TUM School of Governance
  • Rodrigo Ballester - EU diplomat and lawyer, university lecturer, Head of the Center for European Studies at MCC
  • Shaun Riordan - Director of the Chair for Diplomacy and Cyberspace at the European Institute of International Studies and a senior Research Fellow at the Charter Institute (Beijing), former British diplomat


Guest speakers in 2022:

  • Andrea Keerbs - Director of the International Republican Institute
  • Charles Crawford - former British diplomat
  • Ed West - British journalist
  • Dr Hubertus Ruël - Dutch theologian, economist, researcher on international trade and diplomacy
  • Boris Kálnoky - journalist, head of the MCC Media School
  • Kelly Buzzard - US researcher specializing in the impact of communism on religion and faith in Hungary
  • Dr Mark Milosch - historian, lawyer and international relations expert; former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
  • Michael O`Shea – fellow at Danube Institute, who compares the economic impact of family-based policies in Hungary and Poland with the economic impact of migration policies in Western Europe
  • Michael Van Ginkel - foreign policy expert on security policy in the Black Sea region and its impact on Central and Eastern Europe
  • Dr Patrick Shoaf Gray - Associate Professor of English Studies and Director of Liberal Arts at Durham University
  • Dr Peter Gregory Boghossian - American philosopher with an academic focus on atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism and the Socratic method
  • Peter Kurti - Director of the Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society program, adjunct associate professor in the School of Law, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Kimberly Reczek - political scientist specializing in the conservation of historic buildings
  • Dr Sohrab Ahmari - Iranian American journalist and founding editor of Compact online magazine
  • Stephen Travis Sholl - foreign policy expert on transatlantic relations
  • Tate Sanders - transatlantic relations and energy policy expert
  • Dr Vajk Mikolós Lukács de Perenyi - Peruvian scholar specializing in philosophy of technology and applied ethics


Romanian guest speakers:

  • Dr Alexandru Stermin - Biologist, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Dr Gheroghe Chiriță - philosopher, Executive Director of the Romanian Association for Audiovisual Communication