A Populist Revolt? Looking back at the political unrest of 2017
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Sarah de Lange has had to cancel her lecture due to health problems. Instead, we will be showing the documentary Wilders (2017), which tells the story of one of Europe’s most (in)famous populist politicians. It also serves as a thought-provoking introduction to Paul Cliteur’s lecture about freedom of speech, which will take place on 22 January.
When the year 2017 began, we appeared to be on the breakthrough of the ‘patriotic spring’. After the election of Donald Trump and the British decision to leave the EU, it seemed very likely that more political shocks would follow. France, the Netherlands and Germany were expected to be the next ‘domino stones’ to fall in line. But reality turned out to be more complicated than that.
For the very first lecture of 2018, we have invited Professor Sarah de Lange, who holds the J.M. den Uyl Chair in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is one of Europe’s foremost experts on right-wing populism. In her talk, De Lange will discuss the most important developments surrounding this controversial and complex political phenomenon. How accurate were our predictions? How has populism affected mainstream politics? And what can we expect for the year to come? Visit this lecture to be enlightened about the ins and outs of populism!
This event is free and open to everyone.