Public Lecture : 【The Populist and Democratic Europe】

Public Lecture : 【The Populist and Democratic Europe

Organized by Centre For Social Change

Date: 17th February, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: Room G5-216, AC1, City University of Hong Kong
Guest speaker: Jacky Tai (doctoral candidate KU Leuven; University Lecturer)
Moderator: Kim Lee (Senior Lecturer, Community College of City University)

Description:

Recent issues in Europe, such as the Greece’s debt crisis, refugee crisis and Brexit, are regarded by Hong Kong critics as the rise of populist wave, the right-wing turn, the return of far right extremism and the fall of democracy. On top of that, U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial moves prompt the question whether populism is in fact corroding the democratic system. 
This public lecture shall provide a concise description of the populist phenomenon and the main agenda for the rightists and far-right extremists, followed by an analysis of democracy’s value and discussions on the position of political actions to defend democracy.