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Limited tickets available on the door - POPULISM

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:
Ayça Çubukçu (LSE) on Recep Erdogan
Hugo Drochon (CRASSH) on Marine Le Pen
Tanya Filer (CIPP) on Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Matthew Barr (Cambridge) on Donald Trump
Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) on Narendra Modi
Madeleine Reeves (Manchester) on Vladimir Putin

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required


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

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Talk, Arrive on time, Free