Populism in Europe and the USA

Online event - Zoom
Thursday 22 October 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Josh Allen (j.allen@bham.ac.uk)

This roundtable explores - how do we understand populist leadership in the US? Is Trump a “populist”? What are the similarities and differences between Trump’s rhetoric and ideology and populists in Europe today (including the UK and Ireland)?

Following the roundtable, participants will have the chance to hear a discussion between leading figures at the intersection between political science and comment based journalism about the phenomenon of right-wing populism in the contemporary global north. They will leave with a better sense of the similarities and differences between this phenomenon in different geographical locations and the conditions which shape it. They will also have an opportunity to participate in and shape the event by asking questions. This is all especially pertinent ahead of the US General Election on 3rd November and the UK’s full departure from the EU’s sphere at the end of the year.


Mick Fealty (Editor of Slugger O'Toole)

Daniele Albertazzi (University of Birmingham)

Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham)

Daphne Halikiopoulou (University of Reading)

Tim Bale (Queen Mary, University of London) 


Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

 A Q&A session will follow.