István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió about the demonstrations in Budapest and the European reactions on 17 December 2018.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to "The Newsmakers" program of the Turkish television TRT World about the attacks against the Central European University and its Founder on 12 December 2018. According to him, Orbán, Erdoğan and Putin use a joint rhetoric - with regional and national differences.
On 4 December 2018 István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió about the reactions of the actors of the European political sphere to the news on the forced move of the Central European University to Vienna.
István Hegedűs participated at a round-table discussion of the conference entitled "New Tools of Citizens' Participation in the European Union" organised by DemNet in Kazimir Bisztró, Budapest, on 3 December 2018.
István Hegedűs gave a presentation at the conference of individual members of ALDE, the European party of liberals entitled "What we can learn from the past and what can we take for the future, what went wrong in Visegrad, what we can do better?" in Visegrád on 2 December 2018.
István Hegedűs made a presentation in the Pensioners' Club of the Trade Union of the Employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled "Hungary and the Political Situation in Europe" on 29 November 2018.
István Hegedűs commented the former Macedon Prime Minister's political asylum seeking in Hungary who escaped from his prison sentence and the assistance of the Hungarian government in The New York Times on 15 November 2018. Hegedűs claimed that the support of Viktor Orbán, “this sort of dance between east and west, between dictators and Brussels, it cannot work forever”. “As a leader, you are forced to make decisions”, he added.
István Hegedűs made a presentation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill entitled "Populism in Central Europe and Beyond: The Hungarian Case" in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 26 October 2018.
István Hegedűs made a public presentation at the East Carolina University entitled “Hungary’s Relations with the European Union: An Anti-Liberal Experiment” in Greenville, North Carolina on 23 October 2018.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió about the results of the new Eurobarometer survey on 18 October 2018.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 12 October 2018 discussing the chances of the European party families to give the next President of the European Commission. According to Hegedűs the European elections and the competition of the Spitzenkandidaten might change the European position of Fidesz as well.