Lecture: Timothy Garton Ash, "Does European Populism Exist?"


Monday, September 18, 2017, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Conference Room

"Does European Populism Exist?"

Photo of Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, St Antony's College, University of Oxford and Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute, Stanford University.

Everyone is talking about populism, but does it exist? If yes, does it exist in Europe? Can one talk about a distinctively European version of contemporary populism? Do British Brexiteers have more in common with Polish populists than they do with American supporters of Donald Trump or Turkish supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Are there uniquely European roots of populism? Timothy Garton Ash, who has been writing about Europe for four decades, will explore what, if anything, Europe tells us about populism – and populism tells us about Europe.

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