Vigorous Resistance – Narratives of Populism in Europe

Essen, 6 December 2016

At the second lecture of the series 'Narratives if the Extreme', Claus Leggewie, Co-director of the Centre and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studiy in the Humanites (KWI), and Paula Diehl, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, critically discussed the origin, background and changing role of populism in Europe.

Claus Leggewie, Political Scientist, Director of the KWI and Co-director of the Centre
Paula Diehl, Political and communication Scientist at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Armin Flender (KWI)

About the event series:
The lecture is part of the series 'Narratives of the Extreme' from November 2016 to January 2017 that is co-organized by the Centre and the KWI. The series covers various discursive and practical radicalizations that dominate our current media scene and asks which strategies are implemented by extremists to make such radical – and that means mainly totalitarian and closed – worldviews attractive to gain more adherents and to bring radical thinking right into the middle of society. The current challenge for cultural sciences is the reification of the debate. For this purpose, the events seek to present different perspectives and discourses and their intrinsic logics, functions and modes of action.

Date: 6 December 2016, 19.00-21.00 h
Venue: Institute for Advanced Studiy in the Humanites (KWI), Gartensaal, Goethestraße 31, 45128 Essen