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Digital Workshop "Varieties of Populism in East and West"

Tomorrow, on May 27 the digital workshop "Varieties of Populism in East and West" organized by Freie Universität Berlin and Higher School of Economics Moscow will be held online on Zoom platform.

Program

Workshop Opening at 9 a.m. CET: Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm, Prof. Dr. Andrei Yakovlev

Keynote Lecture – 9:15 a.m.

Populism - from hype to polarization

Dr. Emilia Palonen

Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Helsinki

 

Group Work – part 1, 10-12 a.m. 2 working groups: The state, elites, and authoritarian survival & Modern populism and the media

This part takes place in group meetings in separate virtual Rooms. Participants should join one of the following groups (please check the online-overview available from Mihai Varga):

1. The state, elites, and authoritarian survival (Chairs: Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman FUBProf. Dr. Andrei Yakovlev HSE)

2. Modern populism and the media (Chairs: Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz Uni BremenProf. Dr. Wolfgang Muehl-Benninghaus HSE)

Tasks: Short presentations (up to 3 minutes) of one-pagers by the participants. Questions and discussion. Search for less researched topics. Finding intersections between ideas and individual projects. Discussion of the prospects and willingness of participants to enter collaboration in the preparation of articles, applications for joint grants, joint workshops, and conferences. Formation of prospective task teams.

Lunch Break 12 a.m.-1 p.m.

Group Work – part 2, 1-3 p.m. Participants should join one of the following groups (please check the online-overview available from Mihai Varga):

3. Development, entrepreneurship, and populism (Chairs: Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm FUBProf. Dr.  Alexander Chepurenko HSE)
4. Migration, social movements, and populism (Chairs: Dr. Mihai Varga FUBAssistant Prof. Dr. Lili di Puppo HSE)

Break

Final discussion 3:15-4:15 p.m. Statements by chairs for all participants and discussion of possible next steps with the implementation of the proposed projects.

If you have further questions, please contact the organizers of the event at mihai.varga@fu-berlin.de.