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Is Liberal Democracy Under Threat?

Whether it is the election of Trump in America and his appointment of Steve Bannon as chief strategist, the rise of right wing populist parties in Europe or the unification of a number of schools of far right thought under the rubric of the so-called 'Alt-Right', all have identified liberal progressive democracy as 'the enemy'. On both sides of the Atlantic there is a concerted attempt to push back against and undermine LGBT rights, feminism, minority rights, multiculturalism, human rights and the notion of equality. Together these groups pose a fundamental threat to liberal democracy. This talk by key experts on the far right explores these areas and draws out the challenges for democracy and human rights.

Speaker(s): Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher, Hope not Hate, Nick Lowles, Chief Executive,  Hope not Hate

Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt, Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights            

Date: Friday 17 March, 2017, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm            

Venue: TW2 9.05 (Tower 2, 9th Floor, room 05)

Twitter hashtag for this event: #LSEHopenothate

 

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