Gladden Pappin, incoming President of the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs, joins Moment of Truth to talk American and European conservatism, Hungary, and the decline of the liberal order.
In Today’s episode of “Moment of Truth,” Saurabh sits down with Gladden Pappin, Ph.D., Co-Founder of American Affairs and the incoming President of the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs, to discuss the dying influence of the liberal world order and its woke ideology, the success of Hungary’s whole of government pro-family policies, the rise and triumph of Viktor Orbán, and what the future holds for conservatism on the international stage.
Gladden Pappin is currently a visiting senior fellow at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest, on leave from the University of Dallas, where he is associate professor of politics. He is cofounder and deputy editor of American Affairs, as well as cofounder of Postliberal Order. He is a permanent research fellow and senior adviser of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, and he is also an alumnus of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (2013). He directs the activities of Pro Civitate Dei, and is an adviser of the National University of Public Service in Budapest.
Since 2017 he is a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and since 2021 a Knight of Merit in the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George. He is also a citizen of the Osage Tribal Nation. He received his AB magna cum laude in history (2004), and his AM and PhD in government (2012), all from Harvard. He was born in St. Louis, and lives with his wife, Jeanette, and children between Budapest and Dallas.