VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

20 November 2019

The (Visegrád) V4 Architectural Foundation and the VERITAS Institute jointly host our colleague János Rácz, whose lecture is entitled Dimensions of Hungarian and World Politics in 1968: From Washington to Moscow.

1968 was a most unusual year: university students protesting in West Germany, France and the United States, simultaneously with Vietnam War protests, the hippie movement, the American civil rights movement and the transformation of society. 1968 also saw American political leadership mired in crisis. On the other side of the world, the Soviet “dam” sprung another leak: the Czech intention to reform socialism (“Prague Spring”) led to Warsaw Pact intervention.

Washington–Moscow–Budapest: Was there a general link among them that helped define the year 1968? Why did so much happen in this one year? Dr. Rácz answers these questions in his lecture.

The event is free to the public, but registration is required due to limited space. You may register at the following address: or by calling Beáta Albrecht at +36 70 389 8720.

Location: Klebelsberg Castle, Templom utca (Street) 12–14, Budapest

Date: 5:30 PM on (Wednesday) November 20th, 2019

Photo:The Guardian