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The Rise of Right-Wing Populism
December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
The Camden Conference presents Andrea Stanley Hester at the York Public Library on Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm. She will be speaking on the rise of right-wing populism in the US and Europe. This event is free and open to all.
With the election of Donald Trump, the success of Brexit, and the recent electoral gains of populist parties in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Austria, right-wing populist movements are clearly on the rise in the US and in Europe. But what exactly is populism, and why are populist parties so ascendant right now? The answer lies in deep-rooted economic, cultural, and security fears that charismatic populist leaders are able to exploit, offering simple solutions to complex problems. Andrea Stanley Hester is a Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Maine.
This presentation is hosted by the York Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.