Brexit, Trump and the Future of Democracy

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre,

Arts West Building

University of Melbourne

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The international political landscape in 2017 is coloured by Brexit, the advent of the Trump administration, and the
French, British and German
elections. These developments raise crucial questions about democracy, populism and the role of the media. Our panel of experts will debate the following questions: Are citizens losing faith in democracy? Why have populist parties and movements gained prominence in Europe and North America? Can and should constitutional institutions withstand the onslaught of populism? And what is the role of the media in covering these developments, amidst heated debates about political trust, ‘fake news’ and freedom of speech? Our panel of experts will take a critical look at these and other issues. This event takes place shortly after the conclusion of elections in France, and shortly before the UK elections.

Panellists: Professor Glyn Davis (Moderator), Professor Adrienne Stone, Dr Andrea Carson, Dr Roberto Foa, Professor Philomena Murray.

Presented by The Melbourne School of Government and the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges.

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre,

Arts West Building

University of Melbourne

Australia

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