In April 2023, Tamás Stark, Senior Research Fellow of our Institute, gave three lectures in the United States: in New York, Rochester and New Haven about the twentieth century history of Hungary, memory politics, the ongoing war in Ukraine and the prisoners of World War II.

On April 10, 2023, Tamás Stark gave his lecture Weaponizing Memory Politics in Hungary at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University in New York, about the history of Hungary in the twentieth century in the context of memory politics and foreign policy.

nazareth college talk ttiTamás Stark's lecture at Nazareth College

His lecture The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Eastern Europe in Rochester on 18 April, was held at Nazareth College. In the lecture, he discussed the history of the relationship among the Eastern European countries and Ukraine and Russia, and analysed the causes and possible consequences of the ongoing war.

Both lectures were well attended, especially the one on the war against Ukraine, which was attended by the leader of the Ukrainian community in Rochester, along with the university's faculty and students.

                               Tamás Stark's lecture at Quinnipiac University

What Has the US Done to Repatriate Prisoners of War Captured by the Soviet Union? was the title of Tamás Stark's third lecture at the 47th annual conference of the American Hungarian Educators Association, held April 27-29 at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Connecticut. In which the talked about that the U.S. government did not directly pressure the Soviet leadership to release Hungarian prisoners of war and civilian internees held and working there. The U.S. government intervened to repatriate German, Italian and Japanese prisoners, especially after 1948, when the Soviets, despite promises made at the April 1947 Moscow Conference of Allied foreign ministers, refused to release the prisoners or provide information about their status. However, keeping the issue on the agenda and demanding the repatriation of the prisoners indirectly contributed to the release of the Hungarian prisoners.