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Monday 16 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

St John's College , Fisher Building, St John’s Street, CB2 1TP

We know that populists can be sloppy with facts and speedy with promises that are impossible to deliver. Yet populist leaders also tend to highlight real inequities and to persuade followers that they are in possession of some greater truth. Followers often outsource their judgment to the populist leader on the basis of this belief. What, then, is the relationship between populism and truth? What might we learn about our contemporary political moment from an understanding of this relationship? In this panel, we explore these less discussed aspects of populism, drawing on current and historical examples from Argentina to India, and from Turkey to Russia.

Confirmed speakers:
Dr. Hugo Drochon, University of Cambridge
Dr. Ayça Çubukçu, London School of Economics
Dr. Tanya Filer, University of Cambridge
Dr. Nayanika Mathur, University of Oxford
Dr. Madeline Reeves, Manchester University

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Bookings will open at 11am on Monday 25 September

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Accessible toilet, Step-free access, Hearing loop, Lift

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Age: Adults, Talk, Arrive on time, Free