MFJMCE Roundtable: Populism & Democratic Backsliding in Europe

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Venue:Virtual Roundtable


Populism & Democratic Backsliding in Europe

In the EU, including in Central and Eastern Europe, populist parties of various stripes succeeded in riding a wave of anger over corruption, resentment at the outcome of the democratic transition, and anxiety about migration and the EU's principle of shared governance. Their leaders all have charismatic personalities who master the anti-establishment rhetoric to perfection and are often supported by Russia. This panel, with experts on the topic, offers a discussion of the seductive power of populism in European states and its impact on democracy in the region.


Image Marcel Lewandowsky, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for European Studies University of Florida

Image Noemi Marin, Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Florida Atlantic University

ImageMartin Palouš, Senior Fellow, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and Director of SIPA’s Václav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy initiative, FIU


Image Markus Thiel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics & International Relations, Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU


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Sponsored by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Co-Sponsored by the European & Eurasian Studies Program-FIU, the Politics & International Relations Department-FIU, the Václav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy-FIU, the Center for European Studies of the University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, the American University Transatlantic Policy Center, and #JMintheUS

This event is part of the #JMintheUS event series, an initiative of Jean Monnet Centers in the US.