Populism and Truth

16 October 2017, 18:00 - 19:30

Fisher Building, St John's College, Cambridge

Populists can be sloppy with facts and speedy with promises that are impossible to deliver. Yet they can also highlight real inequities and persuade followers that they are in possession of some greater truth. In this panel, each speaker discusses a specific populist leader to explore their complicated relationship to truth. 

Tanya Filer (CRASSH) on Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Hugo Drochon (CRASSH) on Marine Le Pen
Ayça Çubukçu (LSE) on Recep Erdoğan
Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) on Narendra Modi
Madeline Reeves (Manchester) on Vladimir Putin 
TBA on Donald Trump

Organised by the Conspiracy and Democracy project at CRASSH

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