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Populism and the Pandemic: India (Pavithra Suryanarayan, Johns Hopkins University) & South Africa (Ryan Brunette, City University of New York and Benjamin Fogel, PhD Candidate, New York University)

January 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sponsored by the Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Political Science Institute at the University of Brasilia

This international virtual lecture series titled “Populism and the Pandemic- A Comparative Perspective” investigates the response of populists in different countries to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lectures will be held every second Tuesday of the month* at 11 am US Central Daylight Time (CDT)/13.00 Brasilia, Brazil (GMT-3)/18.00 Brussels, Belgium (CEST). Recordings of the lectures are available below.

*September 2020 will host two talks, one on September 8th and the other on September 29th.

Registration is

required for each lecture, and registration forms will become available on the event page for each event as the date of the event approaches. A maximum of 250 participants are allowed on the platform.


Pavithra Suryanarayan, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

South Africa

Ryan Brunette, PhD Candidate, City University of New York

Benjamin Fogel, PhD Candidate, New York University

Registration forthcoming


January 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm