A wave of populism has shaken Europe in recent years, expressed not only by political parties, but also by anti-globalisation movements and other mass movements. The experts on the panel will examine the causes and consequences of the rise of populism in Europe and America. Are there general trends throughout Europe or specific circumstances, for example in Central and Eastern Europe? Is populism inherently nationalistic? What are the similarities/dissimilarities between left wing and right wing populism/demagogy? And what are the appropriate answers of politics and civil society in order to maintain representative democracy in the future?
Professor Daphne Halikiopoulou, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Reading
Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust
Further speakers to be announced.
Dr Imke Henkel, Lecturer in Digital Journalism, Birbeck, University of London
Matthias Barner, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung United Kingdom & Ireland