Why do voters like the far-right populists?

Kursnummer: 17618

Is it about culture, fear, identity or economic benefits?

When: 27 November 2018, from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: International Institute for Peace (IIP), Möllwaldplatz 5, 1040 Wien
Seminar Language: English without translation
Registration deadline: 23 November 2018

Special seminar

Cooperation project: Forum Journalismus und Medien Wien (fjum), Sir Peter Ustinov Institute and the International Institute for Peace (IIP).

     

 

Background

The rise of the right-wing populist parties seems unstoppable, for the moment. What do they offer that citizens like? Is it about culture, ideology or economic benefits? Is there a European populist Weltanschauung  or does each political context generate a different set of proposals and values?

Speakers from seven countries explore their national context.

 

Speakers

Iveta Radičová, sociologist, professor, Dean of Media Faculty at the Paneuropean University in Bratislava, former Prime Minister of Slovakia.

András Bozóki, political scientist, professor at the Central European University, Former Minister of Culture, Hungary.

Susi Meret, historian, specialised in populism, professor at Aalborg University, Denmark.

Antonie Rietzschel, Leipzig-based Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist, specialised in the far-right movements.

Lorenzo Pregliasco, specialist in political communication and public opinion research. Co-founder of the pollster and political analysis firm Quorum/YouTrend, Italy.

Guillaume Duval, journalist and book author. Editor-in-chief Alternatives économiques, France.

Sławomir Sierakowski, political analyst, head of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) and director of Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Moderators

Luiza Bialasiewicz, political geographer, professor of European Governance, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dessy Gavrilova, cultural consultant, curator and cultural entrepreneur. Cofounder: Vienna Humanities Festival, Time to Talk network (Austria) and the Red House (Bulgaria).

 

AGENDA

8:45-9:00 Registration and morning coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome greetings and introductory remarks

Daniela Kraus, fjum, executive director
Hannes Swoboda, president, International Institute for Peace and Chairmen, Sir Peter Ustinov Institute
Mirjana Tomić, seminar curator, project manager fjum.

9:15-10:45 PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A

Why is far-right populist narrative popular? 

Denmark, Germany, Italy and France

Are populist parties similar? Do they share the same views on democratic institutions, family, women’s rights, religion, welfare state, gay rights, Islam, migration, EU, relations with Russia?

  • Susi Meret, historian, specialised in populism, professor at Aalborg University, Denmark.
  • Antonie Rietzschel, Leipzig-based, Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist, specialised in the far-right movements.
  • Lorenzo Pregliasco, specialist in political communication and public opinion research.  Co-founder of the pollster and political analysis firm Quorum/YouTrend, Italy.
  • Guillaume Duval, journalist and book author. Editor-in-chief Alternatives économiques, France.

Moderator:

Luiza Bialasiewicz, political geographer, professor of European Governance, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

10:45-11.15 Coffee and Networking
11:15-12:15 PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A

Does Central Europe’s mainstream political rhetoric coincide with populist narrative in the West?

What type of society do Central European citizens aspire to regarding the liberal European values and policies: democratic institutions, family, women’s rights, equality, religion, welfare state, gay rights, Islam, migration, EU, relations with Russia?

  • Iveta Radičová, sociologist, professor, Dean of Media Faculty at the Paneuropean University in Bratislava, former Prime Minister of Slovakia.
  • András Bozóki, political scientist, professor at the Central European University, Former Minister of Culture, Hungary.
  • Sławomir Sierakowski, sociologist, political commentator, head of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) and director of Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Moderator:

Dessy Gavrilova, cultural consultant, curator and cultural entrepreneur. Cofounder: Vienna Humanities Festival, Time to Talk network (Austria) and the Red House (Bulgaria).

12:15-12:30 Concluding Remarks
12:30-13:00 Snack, refreshment and networking

 

Target Groups

Journalists – foreign and national news desks -; university professors; experts and think-tank analysts.

 

Format

Panel Discussions, Q&A sessions; ample possibilities for interactive exchange, interviews and networking.

Maximum Number of Participants: 40

 

Prerequisite

Read the distributed material before the session. The material will be distributed on 23 November 2018.

 

Additional Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs.

 

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27.11.201809:00 - 13:00
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Luiza Bialasiewicz, Lorenzo Pregliasco, András Bozóki, Susi Meret, Iveta Radičová, Antonie Rietzschel, Slawomir Sierakowski, Dessy Gavrilova, Guillaume Duval
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PEACE
Möllwaldplatz 5, 1040 Wien