Populism – The Aftermath of Neoliberalism?

Sep 09, 2017 11:30 am
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
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Our world today has been decisively influenced by neoliberalism, meaning the deregulation of the financial sector, privatisation, and free trade. The policy of austerity after the 2008 financial crisis has led to dramatic cuts in public spending. Have neoliberalism and growing inequality helped to promote the rise of populist movements and demagogues? How can today’s challenges be approached?


THOMAS MEANEY [USA] earned his doctorate in history from Columbia University. He is a Fellow at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam and writes for »The New Yorker«, the »London Review of Books«, and the »Guardian«.


IVAN KRASTEV [BG/ A] is a political scientist. He chairs the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences [IWM] in Vienna. His book »After Europe« was published in 2017.

JASMIN SIRI [D] is visiting Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bielefeld. Among other topics, she researches social media as a political space.

ELLEN UEBERSCHÄR [D] is the President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. She previously served as General Secretary of the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag for 11 years.