Join us on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Connecticut College for a presentation by Sarah Wiliarty titled, “The Rise of Populism/Nationalism in Europe.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Register in advance at: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528953
From Brexit to the Alternative for Germany to recent governments in Italy and Austria – the rise of populism across Europe (and elsewhere) has been one of the most noteworthy political trends of the last five years. But what exactly is populism? How can we understand its appeal and assess the chances of success for populist movements in various contexts? This talk investigates the causes and consequences of this disturbing recent trend.
ABOUT SARAH WILIARTY:
Sarah Elise Wiliarty is an Associate Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. She is also affiliated with the departments of German Studies and Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as the College of Social Studies. Her research interests include political parties, women and politics, and West European politics with a particular focus on Germany. She is the author of a book on German Christian Democracy entitled Bringing Women to the Party: The CDU and the Politics of Gender in Germany. She has also published articles in German Politics, Politics and Gender, and Polity, as well as numerous book chapters.
Join us Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Connecticut College for a presentation by Karolin Machtans titled, “The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Case of Germany.” A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m.
Machtans is an Associate Professor of German Studies at Connecticut College. Machtans’s main research and teaching interests are 20th- and 21st-century German literature and film, post-1945 German history and culture, German-Turkish relations; Muslims in Germany; minorities in Germany; Holocaust studies and literary theory. Learn more here.
Register online for the presentation and dinnere here: https://scwac.wildapricot.org/event-3528976