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Nicolas Sarkozy among speakers at Budapest migration conference

Speakers at the first international migration conference include former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Václav Klaus former President of the Czech Republic and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The conference, entitled MCC Budapest Summit on Migration, displayed wide selection of well-known presenters and the most crucial questions on migration, influencing the destiny of 21st Century Europe.


“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.

Topics include the triggers and effects of migration, the compatibility of sharia law with democracy and security policy aspects of migration.

Speakers of the three-day conference include well known former and current decision makers, diplomats, academics, experts, as well as politicians, media and public figures from all around the globe. Some of them are listed here:

Douglas Murray – author of the book: The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali  – Dutch-American activist  a contemporary critic of Islam and former members of the British and Israeli intelligence services, founding president of AHA foundation, scholar at Harvard and Stanford University.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus
Mr Viktor Orbán – Prime Minister of Hungary
H. E. Mr Alexander Downer – former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs 
Gen. Pablo Martin Alonso – retired Gendarmerie General, former border protection operations 
H.E. Mr Gergely Gulyás – Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary 
Mr Azbej Tristan Minister of State for helping persecuted Christians and implementing the Hungary Helps Programme at the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary

H.E. Mr Mor Nicodemos Daoud Matti Sharaf – Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Mosul, Kirkuk and Syrian Orthodox Church
Mr Kenneth S. Abramowitz – President and Founder of, a Co-founder and Managing General Partner of NGN Capital
Fr. John Bogna Bakeni – Secretary General of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mr John O’Sullivan – President of the Danube Institute 
Rev. Fr. Christopher Bologo – Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
P. Prof. Waldemar Cisło – Polish Catholic priest, professor at Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Prof. Dr. Tamás Dezső – Professor of History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East at Eötvös Loránd University and scientific counsellor, Migration Research Institute
Mr Daniel Pipes  – President of the Middle East Forum, US

Douglas Murray, British author of the book: The Strange Death of EuropeDouglas Murray, British author of the book: The Strange Death of Europe

General topics in the focus of the presenters were:

Migration as the decisive challenge of the 21st century

Social, Economic and Climate Reasons Behind Migration

Debate: Introduce zero tolerance immigration policy?

Long Term Social, Economic and General Effects of Migration

A Challenge of Our Civilisation and the Future of the EU

Security Challenges of Migration and the Importance of Borders

Possible Solutions to Manage Migration

Special evening ’roundtable’ debate: Is Sharia law irreconcilable with democracy?



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