Political Geographies of the Populist Right


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

Support for populist right-wing parties and candidates has increased considerably across the globe in recent years. In addition to this overall rise in support, receptiveness towards the exclusionary, reactionary rhetoric and policies of Bolsonaro, Trump, Modi or their European counterparts all have their own distinct electoral geographies. Join Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Pauliina Patana and a global panel of experts as they discuss how to make sense of these deep geographic divides, similarities and differences in spatial patterns across countries, strategies parties are using to mobilize voters across space and place, and other pertinent questions.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Terri Givens, Founder and CEO, The Center for Higher Education Leadership
  • Prof. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, School of Political Science, Diego Portales University
  • Prof. Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor and Director of Center for Advanced Study of India and Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Pauliina Patana (Moderator), Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

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