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Populism: Can we fix it? FREE


The recent electoral success of populist candidates in developed and developing countries has triggered a surge in concern about populism, the state of democracy, and the future of political parties. At this public event, leading academics, politicians, activists and practitioners will offer up their ‘big idea’ for responding to populism in a series of three-minute pitches, with the audience selecting the winning idea.

Join us to debate whether we can – or should – ‘fix’ populism on April 26, 2018, from 17:30 to 19:00, at the Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham. This is a public event, open to all.

Speakers will include:

  • Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, International Development Department at the University of Birmingham
  • The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell, Member of Parliament for the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
  • Miriam Lexmann, Director of the EU Office of the International Republican Institute
  • Tereza Capelos, Senior Lecturer in Political Psychology and Deputy Director of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham
  • Dan Lawes, Founder & Editor, YouthPolitics UK
  • Anthony Smith, CEO of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy
  • Hilary Wainwright, Sociologist, political activist & co-editor of Red Pepper
  • Keboitse Machangana, Director of Global Programmes, International IDEA
  • Matt Qvortrup, Chair of Applied Political Science, Coventry University
  • Amy Eaglestone, Knowledge and Innovation Advisor, Netherlands Institute for Multi-party Democracy

Thursday 26 5.30PMApril2018-04-26T17:30:00Z2018-04-26T19:20:00Z

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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham

B15 2TT Birmingham GB

0121 414 3344

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