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CIC Edmonton: Right Wing Populism in Europe: Challenges and Responses (Film Screening)
April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
The Canadian International Council (Edmonton Branch), Political Science Graduate Students Association, and Global Education Program at the University of Alberta, invite you to join us for a film screening and panel discussion on the rise of right wing populism in Europe. Amid migrant crises, sluggish economic growth and disillusionment with the European Union, right wing populist parties have gained traction in elections and continue to rally high levels of support in many European countries. This event will feature two short films, followed by a panel to discuss some of the challenges, potential responses, and ways forward with respsect to this ongoing trend.
The two short films include Germany: One Night in Cologne and Europe’s Right-Wing Youth Activists are Striking Back Against Multi-Culturalism.
Laurie Adkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. In addition to her work in the political ecology field, she teaches courses on the political economy of advanced capitalist countries, with a focus on Europe and Canada. Since 2016 she has offered a specialized seminar on populist far-right parties in Europe.
Lori Thorlakson is Associate Professor and director of the European Union Centre of Excellence in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, where she has also held a Jean Monnet Chair. Her research focuses on party competition and policy making in multi-level systems, including federations and the European Union, representation in the European Parliament and democratic development in Central and East Europe.
Nicole V.T. Lugosi is an Instructor with the Faculty of Native Studies and a PhD Candidate specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations in the Department of Political Science, at the University of Alberta. Her doctoral research examines framing strategies of Populist Radical Right political parties in Hungary. Her broader research interests include: Indigeneity, nationalism, Central Eastern Europe, minority rights, democracy, and international security issues such as sex trafficking.
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