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.

Ayça Çubukçu (LSE) on Recep Erdoğan
Hugo Drochon (Cambridge) on Marine Le Pen
Tanya Filer (Cambridge) on Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Douglas R. Holmes (SUNY) on Donald Trump
Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) on Narendra Modi
Madeleine Reeves (Manchester) on Vladimir Putin


Organised by the Conspiracy and Democracy project at CRASSH

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