Students! Can We Talk: Is populism popular?

Public Life Project presents... Can we Talk: Is Populism Popular?
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
Upson Room, Walter Library (first floor)

117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Much of the world has seen a rise in “populist” politicians such as Victor Orban in Hungary, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and, of course, Donald Trump in the United States. Professor Howard Lavine (Political Science) argues that these politicians advocate policies which aren’t actually popular.   Professor Christopher Phelan (Economics) sees them as tapping into a genuinely popular (and deserved) distaste against the elites and their policies country by country. A discussion between Professors Lavine and Phelan will be followed by a (hopefully) robust discussion with and among students. 

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About the series

Can We Talk? is a new event series that gives students and faculty a chance to discuss today’s issues in an informal, casual setting. Led by CLA professors, these conversations will invite participants to share knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on topics that often divide us. 

The format

CLA professors will kick-off conversations by sharing differing perspectives on specific topics. Then they'll invite students to join the discussion. You'll have a chance to ask questions, offer counter points, and dig deeper to understand each other's points of view.

The snacks

Yes, there will be snacks! Sweet and savory treats will be served, along with hot and cold beverages.

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