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Populism: causes and responses

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science

Auditorium, Basement, Centre Building

Speakers

Professor Michael Ignatieff

Professor Michael Ignatieff

Professor Pippa Norris

Professor Pippa Norris

Chair

Professor Andrés Velasco

A populist wave has swept across the democratic world. What are the economic and social causes of this wave, and how should democratic leaders respond?

Michael Ignatieff (@M_Ignatieff) is President and Rector of Central European University. Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard, Michael Ignatieff is a university professor, writer and former politician. Between 2006 and 2011, he served as an MP in the Parliament of Canada and then as Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds thirteen honorary degrees. Between 2012 and 2015 he served as Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. Between 2014 and 2016 he was Edward R. Murrow Chair of the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Pippa Norris (@PippaN15) is a comparative political scientist who has taught at Harvard for more than a quarter century. She is ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Director of the Electoral Integrity Project and Co-Director of the TrustGov Project.

Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

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