Friday May 27 from 4-5pm on zoom
Sponsored by the UCSB working group on Democracy in Transition
This webinar will feature six UCSB-related scholars concerned with the rise of authoritarian populism and the perils of democracy in Latin America, South Asia, and around the world. It consists of four 15 minutes segments.
Mark Juergensmeyer, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Global Studies, and Interim Director of the Orfalea Center
1. THE RISE OF POPULISM
How populism is defined and understood as a global political phenomenon
– Kate Bruhn, Professor of Political Science, UCSB
– Kai Thaler, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, UCSB.
2. THE IMPACT ON DEMOCRACY
How the democratic process is affected by the global rise of populism
– Amit Ahuja, Associate Professor of Political Science, UCSB
– Jorge Moreno-Plascencia, Political Science Graduate Student, UCSB
3. UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSNATIONAL AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS
How the populist phenomenon has global dimensions and international connections
– Fernando Brancoli, Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Praveen Singh, Professor of Global Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
4. GENERAL DISCUSSION
– Discussion among all 6 panelists, and responses to questions and comments posted in the question feature on zoom.