The New Nationalism: Trump, Brexit and the European populist right

Hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,


Richard Cockett

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou

Professor Eric Kaufmann


Professor Tony Travers

Shortly after Trump’s victory, the Economist ran a cover story on ‘the New Nationalism.’ Professor Tony Travers of LSE chairs this event featuring an Economist editor and two experts on the populist right to ask, ‘Why the upsurge in nationalism?’ 

Richard Cockett (@CockettRichard) is an editor at The Economist who has written extensively on nationalism and immigration around the world for the newspaper

Daphne Halikiopoulou is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Reading and co-author of Golden Dawn’s ‘Nationalist Solution’: explaining the rise of the far right in Greece and numerous articles on radical right and left populism in Europe. She is an editor of the journal Nations and Nationalism.

Eric Kaufmann (@epkaufm) is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London, author of The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America , Changing Places: the white British response to ethnic change and several LSE data blogs on the Brexit and Trump votes. He is an editor of the LSE based journal Nations and Nationalism.

Tony Travers is the Director of LSE London and LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs. He is also a professor in the LSE’s Government Department. 

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This event will be co-sponsored by the LSE based Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN). 

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