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Perspectives on Populism

Paneldiscussion with scholars from different countries. They will shed light on what populism looks like in their home country, and will discuss strategies for understanding. (language: English)


Program Information
Date Friday, March 10, 2017
Time 13:00 - 14:30 hrs
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Entry free
Participants Stephanie Farmer and David Faris – Roosevelt University (Chicago, USA); Hovav Rashelbach – Oranim Academic College (Israel); Kutlay Yagmur and Paul Scheffer – Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
Moderator Gert-Jan Leenknegt (Tilburg University)
Language English
Contact Annelieke Koster

Global phenomenon

The rise of populist politicians and movements is a global phenomenon, but there are often strong local differences in their style and appeal. At the same time, media and academia are struggling to develop a clear and unbiased understanding of the political, cultural and economic motives that animate populist voters.


  • Stephanie Farmer – Roosevelt University (Chicago, USA)
  • David Faris  – Roosevelt University (Chicago, USA)
  • Hovev Rashelbach – Oranim Academic College (Israel)
  • Kutlay Yagmur – Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
  • Paul Scheffer – Tilburg University (The Netherlands)

Perspectives on Populism is organized by University College Tilburg and Academic Forum (Tilburg University).

When: 10 March 2017 13:00

End date: 10 March 2017 14:30