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  • Date: 13-14th February 2020

  • Place: Tallinn University (Narva Road 29), room A-002

The aim of the conference is to promote a sophisticated debate on a subject that is fundamental for our time: populism. The conference will especially discuss topics as populism and democracy deficits, populism, globalization and nationalism, and their possible implications for the European Union and more generally for the European integration process. The conference will host a highly prestigious pool of scholars (see Speakers below) whose presentations are meant to offer a sight for an articulate and challenging perspective to the issues at stake.

The conference will have four sessions that will all give insight to populism as a phenomenon and its challenges from different perspectives.

Schedule:

Thursday, 13h February

  • 09:30 – 10:00    Registration (Researchers’ Forum, Astra building)
  • 10:00 – 10:30    Welcoming words

I session – Populism: What is it?, Chairman Indrek Grauberg

  • 10:30 – 11:00    Yves Mény – "The Populist Challenge to Democratic Politics”
  • 11:00 – 11:30    Bart van Klink – “Don’t Look Back in Anger: Liberal Democracy and the Populist Temptation”
  • 11:30 – 12:00    Coffee break (Researchers’ Forum, Astra building)
  • 12:00 – 12:30    Philip Manow – “The Political Economy of Populism”
  • 12:30 – 13:00    Tõnu Viik – “Collective Emotions and Populist Politics”
  • 13:00 – 13:45    Discussion
  • 13:45 – 15:00    Pause

II session – Populism and democracy, Chairman Massimo La Torre

  • 15:00 – 15:30    Chantal Mouffe – “Populism and Radical Democracy"
  • 15:30 – 16:00    Stephan Kirste – “Populism as a Threat to Liberal Democracy”
  • 16:00 – 16:30    Coffee break (Researchers’ Forum, Astra building)
  • 16:30 – 17:00    Paulina Ochoa Espejo – “Populism and Borders: The Boundaries of Democracy”
  • 17:00 – 17:30    Federico Vallespín – “Populism and the Restructuring of the Public Sphere”
  • 17:30 – 18:15    Discussion

Friday, 14th February

  • 09:15 – 09:45    Registration (Researchers’ Forum, Astra building)

III session – Populism and Globalization, Chairman Tõnu Viik 

  • 09:45 – 10:15    Jean-Francois Kervégan  – “Populism as a Phenomenon of De-differentiation”
  • 10:15 – 10:45    Mari-Liis Jakobson – "Transnational Populism: the Bottom-up Perspective”
  • 10:45 – 11:15    Coffee break (Researchers’ Forum, Astra building)
  • 11:15 – 11:45    Rein Müllerson – “Globalisation, the Nation-State and the Rise of Populism”
  • 11:45 – 12:15    Michael Wilkinson – “Authoritarian Liberalism and Authoritarian Populism: Opposition or Inflection?”
  • 12:15 – 13:00    Discussion
  • 13:00 – 14:15    Pause

IV session – An Age of Anger?, Chairman Daniele Monticelli

  • 14:15 – 14:45    John Keane
  • 14:45 – 15:15    Michelle Everson 
  • 15:15 – 15:45    Leif Kalev – “Populism and Political Renewal”
  • 15:45 – 16:15    Coffee break (Researchers’ Forum, Astra building)
  • 16:15 – 16:45    Mart Susi – “Populism in the Digital Domain: Meaning and Remedies”
  • 16:45 – 17:15    William Scheuerman – “Why Not Uncivil Disobedience?”
  • 17:15 – 18:00    Discussion
  • 18:00 – 18:15    Closing words 

Conference working language is English.

Conference is free of charge, only registration is needed.

REGISTER HERE

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Speakers (additional information coming soon):

•    Paulina Ochoa Espejo (Haverford)
•    Michelle Everson (London)
•    Mari-Liis Jakobson (Tallinn)
•    Leif Kalev (Tallinn)
•    John Keane (Sydney)
•    Jean-Francois Kervégan (Paris)
•    Stephan Kirste (Salzburg)
•    Philip Manow (Bremen)
•    Yves Mény (Paris)
•    Chantal Mouffe (London)
•    Rein Müllerson (Tallinn)
•    William Scheuerman (Indiana)
•    Mart Susi (Tallinn)
•    Bart van Klink (Amsterdam)
•    Fernando Vallespín (Madrid)
•    Tõnu Viik (Tallinn)
•    Michael Wilkinson (London)

Conference scientific conveners: Massimo La Torre, Indrek Grauberg

Conference managing secretary: Marleen Allemann

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