Workshop: Navigating a Populist World: Responses to the Global Rise of Populism

Date: 

Friday, April 26, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, S153

Program:

9:00AM: Welcome Remarks
Ted Gilman, WCFIA

9:15: Session 1: Populism, Nationalism and Political Change in an International Context

Description: Conceptual and empirical differences between populism and nationalism; the international sources and implications of both for a globalized world; ways to address them.

Presenters:

"Discourse as Policy: The Sources of Populist Preferences on Trade"
Angelos Chryssogelos, Berggruen-Weatherhead Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Teaching Fellow in International Relations & Politics, King's College London
"Duelling Sovereign Imaginaries in an Age of Crisis: Populism, Nationalism, Liberalism, Cosmopolitanism"
Erin Jenne, Professor of International Relations, Central European University, Hungary

Discussant: Dimitri Sotiropoulos, Visiting Schoar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

11:00AM: Session 2: Polarization, Peace and Authoritarian Rule

Description: Social exposure to financial markets and social preferences; relationship between information and polarization; can exposure to financial markets affect social polarization?

Presenters:

Ceren Baysan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Essex (2019)
Saumitra Jha, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Discussant: David Yang, Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Harvard University

12:30PM- Lunch Break

2:00PM- Session 3: Structural Economic Roots of Right-Wing Populism

Description: Political reactions to occupational change; the ‘declining middle’; economic losers, political winners and populism; responses?

Presenters:

"The Declining Middle: Political Reactions to Occupational Change
Thomas Kurer, Berggruen-Weatherhead Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
"Economic Losers and Political Winners: Sweden’s Radical Right" (Coauthored by Ernesto Dal Bo, Frederico Finan, Torsten Persson)
Olle Folke, Uppsala University, Sweden; Yale University
Johanna Rickne, Associate Professor in Economics, Stockholm University; Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University

Discussant: Christopher Wratil, John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

3:30PM: Coffee Break

4:00PM: Weatherhead Roundtable on Policy Responses to Populism
Zeeshan Aleem, Freelance Journalist
Claire Berlinski, Freelance Journalist; Senior Fellow for Turkey, American Foreign Policy Council; Manhattan Institute Scholar.
Dani Rodrik Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

 

Registration Closed
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