Populism: An IASH Pop-Up Forum

Populism: An IASH Pop-Up Forum
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Date and Time
6th Apr 2017 16:00 - 6th Apr 2017 18:00
John McIntyre Conference Centre 18 Holyrood Park Road

Brexit, Trump and the challenges of populism and authoritarianism in 2017: responses from the arts and humanities

Allan Little, the renowned BBC broadcaster and a member of IASH's Advisory Board, will lead this session (which will also be open to the public) convening a panel of academics and thinkers who will probe the contribution of thinking from their disciplines and interdisciplinary fields to understanding better the challenges faced by liberal pluralist democracies and multicultural societies today. How can we best understand how political movements such as populism and nationalism can construct insiders and outsiders, and what might be the consequences for democracy in the future?


  • Professor Juliet Kaarbo, University of Edinburgh and CeSeR co-director
  • Dr Scott Hames, University of Stirling
  • Dr Keith Williams, University of Dundee
  • Dr Harry Weeks, University of Edinburgh