CES: "Populism in Europe from the Right to the Left"


Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
The past fifteen years have seen a resurgence of populist politics in Europe ranging from parties such as the Front national in France to the left-wing party Podemos in Spain. What is the significance of these movements at a moment of persistent economic malaise, intense popular frustration with unemployment and social inequality, anti-immigrant sentiment, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism? Three distinguished experts in the field, Laurent Bouvet (Université de Versailles à St. Quentin en Yvelines), Sophia Perez (Boston University) and Cas Mudde (University of Georgia) offer their perspectives.
With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Laurent Bouvet Professor of Political Science, Université de Versailles, St. Quentin-en-Yvelines
Cas Mudde Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia
Sofia A. Perez Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University
Contact: Laura Frader, lfrader@neu.edu