Strategic Dilemmas of Contemporary Conservatism


Thursday, November 14, 2013, 5:00pm


Center for European Studies, Bush Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University

This keynote address for the “Conservative and Center-Right Politics in Developed Democracies: Continuity And Change conference is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Herbert Kitschelt is George V. Allen Professor of International Relations and Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He specializes in comparative political parties and elections in established and new democracies, comparative public policy/political economy, and 20th century social theory. He has published many books and articles on the transformation of European party systems, party organization, and party strategies (Logics of Party Formation, Cornell University Press 1989; Beyond the European Left, Duke University Press, 1990; The Transformation of European Social Democracy, Cambridge University Press, 1994; The Radical Right in Western Europe, 1995, in collaboration with Anthony J. McGann). The study of the European New Right received the American Political Science Association’s 1996 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for best book on government, politics or international relations. His most recent work is on Latin American party systems in the 1990s. In 2002, he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

Cosponsors: Center for American Political Studies (CAPS); Ash Center for Deomcratic Governance and Innovation; Real Colegio Complutense; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

This talk is part of a conference on conservative and center-right politics in developed democracies. For more information, please e-mail: