What is a populist?

ZIAS-lectures series on the topic of populism in the 2017/18 winter semester

The Center of Inter-American Studies at the University of Innsbruck (ZIAS) organises a lecture series on the topic: Populism in the Americas in the winter semester.

In November the renowned scientist Carlos de la Torre from the University of Kentucky will give two speeches on the topic. In addition, Ursula Prutsch from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich will give us insights into the populism of Getúlio Vargas and Juan und Eva Perón (in German). At the conclusion in January, we are in particular looking forward to the speech from the famous political scientist Anton Pelinka  on the topic: Populism – Real Democracy” or “Dictatorship of the Majority (in German).

Dates:

Tue, 7 Nov. 17, 7.00 p.m.
Carlos de la Torre / University of Kentucky
Trump’s populism and the future of American democracy
University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, lecture hall 7

Wed, 8 Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Carlos de la Torre / University of Kentucky
Leftwing Populism and the Politics of the Extraordinary in Latin America
University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, lecture hall 5

Wed, 29 Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Ursula Prutsch / Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
Populismus in Lateinamerika: Getúlio Vargas, Juan und Eva Perón (in German)
University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, lecture hall 5

Mon, 15 Jan 18, 7:00 p.m.
Anton Pelinka / Central European University Budapest
Populismus - “Wahre Demokratie“ oder “Diktatur der Mehrheit“? (in German)
Theorie und Praxis: Robert Dahl und Donald Trump (in German)
University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52e, lecture hall 5