June 9, 2020: “Populism and Democracy in Times of the Pandemic”

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 Brasília.

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 Brasília, Brazil (GMT-3)/18.00 Brussels, Belgium (CEST). A recording of this lecture is 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.

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser profileCristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser is a full professor at the School of Political Science of the Diego Portales University (UDP) in Santiago de Chile and an associate researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). He received his PhD in political science from the Humboldt-University of Berlin, and his main area of research is comparative politics. He takes a special interest in the ambivalent relationship between populism and democracy. Formerly, he worked as a research fellow at the University of Sussex, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Human Development group of the Chilean Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Together with Cas Mudde (Georgia University), he has written the book “Populism. A Very Short Introduction” (Oxford University Press, 2017), which so far has been translated into Catalan, Dutch, French, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese and Thai.