· Conservative Views on the Membership of the Slovak Republic in Security and Defence Structures
On May 19, 2001 the seminar Conservative Views on the Membership of the Slovak Republic in Security and Defence Structures took place in Bratislava. It was organised by the Conservative Institute under the patronage of Vladimír Palko, the Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the National Council of the SR and Vice-Chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement who was also the guarantor of the analytical group dealing with national security issues at the Conservative Institute. Vladimír Palko, František Šebej, the chairman of the European Integration Committee of the National Council of the SR, the Minister of Justice Ján Čarnogurský and State Secretaries Jozef Pivarči (the Ministry of Defence) and Ján Figeľ (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) presented their contributions.
The main topic of the seminar was a search for conservative approach to issues of foreign security and defence policies. The Conservative Institute focuses on these issues within the framework of the activities developed by the analytical group led by Vladimír Palko.
· Future of Defence and Security Structures in Europe
Ján Čarnogurský, former Prime Minister of the SR (1991 – 1992), former Chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement and the Minister of Justice (1998 – 2002), František Šebej, former Chairman of the Foreign Committee of the House of Nations of the Federal Assembly of the CSFR (1990 – 1992), Chairman of the European Integration Committee of the National Council of the SR (1998 – 2002) and Veronika Lombardini, the Director of the EU Political Relations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, presented their views at the conference chaired by Jaroslav Daniška, a co-worker of the Conservative Institute.
· Cultural and Value Aspects of the Slovak Accession to NATO
Štefan Hríb (an editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Domino Forum), Pavol Lukáč (a deputy director, the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association), Grigorij Mesežnikov (the President of the Institute for Public Affairs) and Tomáš Zálešák (an analyst for the CI) presented their views. The seminar was chaired by Martin Danko.
· Capitalism and Its Critics
On October 26 – 28, 2001 the Conservative Institute in a co-operation with the Hans Seidl Foundation held a conference called Capitalism and Its Critics. Amongst other speakers there were also Peter Zajac (the President of the CI), Ján Čarnogurský (the minister of Justice), Roman Joch (Civic Institute, Prague), Pavol Krištof (Conservative Club, Trnava University), Ján Šmíd (the daily newspaper MF Dnes, Prague), Tomáš Zálešák (a political scientist) and Martin Štefunko (an economist).
The conference objective was to compare conservative and liberal views on society and especially on roles of the state and the market.