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Populism and Politics in a European Election Year

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In 2016, the rise of far right nationalist populism heralded victory for Brexit supporters in the UK as well as Donald Trump ascending to power in the US. To capitalize on this momentum, the far-right parties of Europe convened in Germany in early 2017, ahead of a critical year of European elections.

But despite the global mood, the right wing nationalist parties have underwhelmed expectations in 2017. Significant losses by far-right populists Marine Le Pen In France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and now Angela Merkel streaking ahead in the polls for the German election are serious blows to the far right European movement and raise questions regarding its future. September 24 will see Germans head to the ballot boxes in the next big European election. What’s next for far-right politics in Europe?

Join us for reaction to the German election, and a discussion about post election France and the state of populism in Europe by Dr Remy Davidson.

Our Speaker: Dr Davidson is the Jean Monnet Chair in Politics & Economics in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Monash University, and the Associate Director of the Monash European and EU Centre.

Dr Davison is also a member of Columbia University’s Council on European Studies, the European Consortium on Political Research as well as the International Studies Association. He is one of the most sought after commentators on European politics and Australia’s foremost expert on the European Union. We are lucky to have secured such an accomplished and sought after speaker, and places will go fast. Get in quick to avoid missing out.

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