Dr. Steven Van Hauwaert, visiting professor at the Centro de Investigacíon y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, and Mr. Patrick English, a research fellow in the PATHWAYS project, will present, “Populism in Europe and the Americas: What does it mean for Democracy?” on Wednesday, April 5, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in AMU 227.
Populist movements and parties currently sweeping through Europe and the United States. With the shock of the Brexit vote and the election of President Donald Trump, populist forces have upended the status quo. Such forces are also influencing key elections in France and Germany this year. The talk will discuss these topics as well as what populism is and what it means for democracy.
Van Hauwaert is a co-investigator in the PATHWAYS project, a cooperative international research endeavor on the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin in eight European democracies. He is also an analyst for the Department of Defense in Belgium and holds degrees from the University of Antwerp and Marquette University, as well as a PhD from Sciences Po Paris.
English is a doctoral candidate at the University of Manchester (UK) and is a frequent psephologist and consultant for the BBC Election Programme. He holds a bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from the University of Sheffield (UK) and was previously a visiting research fellow at Sciences Po Paris.
Together, Van Hauwaert and English are currently setting up the Global Public Opinions Project, an international research effort that sets out to study the causes and effects of public opinion.
The talk is hosted by the Department of Political Science, Office of International Education and the Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs.