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Saturday 21 October 2017 09:30 - 18:30
  • EPEG
  • EPS
public conference

Populism: Between Resentment and Resistance


The recent rise of populist parties and movements has attracted a lot of public and scholarly attention. At the University of Amsterdam a considerable body of research has been conducted regarding the nature of populism.

This conference, organised by the Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences and supported by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), ACCESS EUROPE and the Amsterdam University Press, brings together the rich and diverse expertise from different UvA disciplines and faculties. Researchers will share and discuss scientific insights with colleagues, students, journalists, politicians and a broader public.

Keynote lectures will be given by Katherine Cramer (University of Wisconsin) and Brigid Laffan (European University Institute, Florence). They will highlight the contrasting dynamics of populism in the United States and Europe. Whereas Cramer will argue that in the US populism mainly stems from a resentment of rural voters toward cities and urban residents, Laffan focuses on European populism which is amongst others directed against the European Union as 'the other', evidenced by the challenge to core norms and values from populist governments. 

The event will be rounded of with a Round Table with Luiza Bialasiewicz (FGW), Caroline de Gruyter (author and journalist), Joep Leerssen (FGW), Tamar de Waal (political philosopher/legal expert) and Brian Burgoon (AISSR) as chair.

For a full announcement and registration please visit the conference's main page.


UvA Roeterseiland Campus, Building A