“European Populism During the Trump Presidency” Discussion and Luncheon with Eckart Woertz, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:45am - 1:30pm
Montgomery McCracken Walker and Rhoads 123 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19109
United States

The Philadelphia Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia cordially invite you to a Discussion and Luncheon with Eckart Woertz, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair, Sciences Po in Paris on “European Populism During the Trump Presidency”.

There will be a $10 charge for ACG and GACC members and a $15 charge for nonmembers to attend this event.

For questions, please contact Lauren Konyves via email at [email protected] or via telephone at (215) 772-7257.

RSVP by May 23.

Eckart Woertz, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow at CIDOB, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, and scientific advisor to the Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po in Paris, and he teaches at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). Previously, he was a visiting fellow at Princeton University and Director of Economic Studies at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai, and he worked for banks in Germany and the United Arab Emirates. He is the author of Oil for Food (Oxford University Press 2013) and has published numerous journal articles on development issues in the Middle East. He is on the Editorial Boards of Food Security and the Journal of Arabian Studies and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Abstract: Right-wing populism has seen an upsurge in Europe in recent years. In Poland and Hungary, populists govern; in France, Marine Le Pen had a shot at the Presidency in May. In Germany, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) could achieve around 10 percent in the federal elections in September. On the other hand, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Norbert Hofer in Austria have failed, and the success of Donald Trump is more a curse than a blessing for Europe’s populists, as some of his actions have irritated even even staunch conservatives. This talk provides an overview of recent developments and offers an outlook on future developments.

Event Type: 
International Relations
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Global Region: 
American (United States)