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Inaugural Lecture: Europe in an Age of Populist Politics: Confronting Nativism




6:00PM - 8:00PM


Canada Room/Council Chamber

Inaugural Lecture image - Lee McGowan

Professor Lee McGowan Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Intergration

This lecture provides a comparative overview of the rise of populism in Europe before focusing its attention on Germany.  The lecture argues that the most successful right-wing populist movements are in fact nativist movements.  The session elvaborates on the concept of nativism, considers what these parties are performing very well and considers what the rise of nativist sentiment means for the process of European Integration.

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