Join us at the Wild Goose Meeting House at 5 PM on September 27 (401 N. Tejon) for an engaging discussion on the rise of nationalism, anti-establishment candidates and anger politics in the American elections, and the implications of these trends in Europe. We we also explore the intersection between race, politics and populism. Anyone interested in national politics, the elections, campaigns, international relations, immigration, social justice or meeting new people should come! There will be free food and good company. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with your peers at the Air Force Academy and Colorado College.
Coming the day after the first Presidential Debate, we anticipate a very stimulating conversation addressing the question:
Is nationalism and the rise of populism a threat to democracy?
Finally, it is worth noting that populism and nationalism is not merely a phenomena of the right in America. The election of the Syriza government in Greece, the rise of Podemos in Spain and some of the anti-establishment rhetoric that propelled Bernie Sander's campaign, reveal that left-wing populism is also on the rise both in the US and Europe.
For those interested in reading more:
The rise of nationalism: “From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World”
International relations: “Guide to nationalist parties challenging Europe”