Seven leading scholars spanning a variety of disciplines from around the country provide insight into the manifestations of global populism, as part of a lecture series that began in fall 2017 at the University of Delaware.
The lecture series, “Taking Stock of Global Populism,” is hosted by the Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) and is free and open to the public. Its aim is to help students, faculty, staff and the general public gain a better understanding of the rise of populism, its causes and implications.
Fall lectures (with video links):
Oct. 2, Kim Scheppele of Princeton University,
"The End of 'The End of History'"
Oct. 11, Justin Gest of George Mason University,
“The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in the Trump Era” (video requires UD login); (UD Review article)
Oct. 25, David Timberman, an independent scholar,
“Rodrigo Duterte and Populism in the Philippines”; (UD Review article) and
Nov. 13, Julio Carrión, associate professor of political science and international relations and of Latin American and Iberian Studies at UD,
“Understanding Populist Governance in Latin America.” (UD Review article)
Spring lectures (with video links):
Feb. 12, Jan-Werner Mueller of Princeton University, "How Not to Think about Populism";
Mar. 15, Mabel Berezin of Cornell University,
"Attention Deficits: Why Populism Should Not Be a Surprise";(UD Review article) and
May 3, Bart Bonikowski of Harvard University, "Trump, Nationalism & Populism in the U.S.", PowerPoint, and
UD Review article.