Populism: Between Resentment and Resistance - Faculty Conference
The conference is organized because of the scientific importance and societal relevance of the topic, but also to celebrate the fact that the three faculties - FMG, the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Law - will all have moved to the Roeterseiland Campus.
Our aim is to bring together the rich and diverse expertise at our Campus and to learn more about each other’s work, but also to share and discuss our scientific insights with students, journalists, politicians and concerned citizens.
The recent rise of populist parties and movements on both sides of the Atlantic has attracted a lot of public and scholarly attention. Within our faculties a considerable body of research has been conducted regarding the nature of populism, its ideological orientation and emotional underpinnings, its support among various sections of the population, its electoral performance and experience in government, as well as on developing forms of resistance against its growing political influence.
The programme of the day will consist of keynotes, panels, lunch and a reception and will take place at our Campus. The day will start around 10.00 with the first keynote and end at 17.30 with a reception in De Brug.
The first keynote lecture will be delivered by Katherine Cramer, professor in the political science department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service. Her keynote will be based on her latest book The Politics of Resentment, the result of almost a decade of studying political attitudes in rural Wisconsin. Cramer will compare her US study and data to the European context.
The second keynote is delivered by Brigid Laffan, director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Laffan studies the theme of Populism in relation to the future of the EU. See her recent interview on the French elections.
The one day conference on Populism: Between Resentment and Resistance is organized by the FMG faculty professors Jan Willem Duyvendak, Reinout Wiers and Jonathan Zeitlin.