NatCon brings together public figures, journalists, scholars, and students who understand that the past and future of conservatism are inextricably tied to the idea of the nation, to the principle of national independence, and to the revival of the unique national traditions that alone have the power to bind a people together and bring about their flourishing.
Chris DeMuth, "The Nation is the Heart of the Matter"
H.E. Vsevolod Chentsov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, “Security Assessments in Our Common House – Europe”
|9:45am||Panel 1: War in Ukraine: Facing the Russian Aggression
Attila Demkó, "The European Need for Steel and Spirit to Face the Russian Threat"
Moderator: Robert Tyler
H.E. Judit Varga, Minister of Justice of Hungary, “The Values we Share: Constitutional Identity in the European Union”
|11:50pm||Panel 2: National Conservatism and the Nation State
Balazs Orban, "National Sovereignty vs. Empire and International Government"
Moderator: Richard Milsom
|2:00pm||Panel 3: European Security in the Contest Between China and the United States
Fatmir Mediu, "The Three Seas Initiative as a Counter to China and Russia"
Moderator: Alvino-Mario Fantini
Yoram Hazony, “Ukraine and the Brotherhood of Nations”
|4:10pm||Panel 4: The Future of Faith, Family & National Culture
David Engels, “European Renewal Through National and Cultural Patriotism”
Moderator: Ellen Kryger Fantini
Rod Dreher, “Culture, Christianity, and the Fate of the West”
|5:50pm||END OF DAY ONE|
Päivi Räsänen, “Defending the Foundational Rights in Europe”
|9:40am||Panel 1: Redefining European Values
Henry George, “Unreal Liberalism in an Unreal World”
Moderator: Johan Wennström
|11:25am||Panel 2: Challenges to National Independence
Moderator: Jorge González-Gallarza Hernández
Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki
|2:00pm||Panel 3: EU Institutions vs the Nation State
Balázs Hidvéghi MEP, "The Corruption of Liberal Democracy"
Moderator: Ágnes Zsófia Magyar
Andrew Roberts, “Winston Churchill and the Nation State”
|4:10pm||Panel 4: EU as a Sovereign
Hermann Tertsch MEP, "Social Democracy in Europe"
Moderator: Hélène de Lauzun
Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša
Yoram Hazony, "Closing Remarks: The Bible, Nations, and Peace"
|6:00pm||END OF CONFERENCE
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