5:00 – 8:00 pm
In Germany, the UK, France and other parts of Europe, populism has played a pivotal role in elections this year. Mainstream parties and candidates faced a rising tide of populist movements with mixed success. For now, this spells a temporary reprieve for the custodians of free and open democracies, but nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-EU parties are sure to persist. What are the lessons from the recent elections, and what steps must European leaders take to fend off illiberal policies and populist movements in the future?
Panel discussions with Iain Begg (LSE), Janis A. Emmanouilidis (European Policy Center), Baroness Falkner of Margravine (Member of the House of Lords, UK), Sylvie Goulard (Former Member of European Parliament), Claus Offe (Hertie School), Jean Pisani-Ferry (Hertie School), Andrea Römmele (Hertie School), and Sylke Tempel (German Council on Foreign Relations).
The event will be followed by a reception.
5:00 pm | Welcome
Helmut K. Anheier , President, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
5:10 pm | First panel: What have we learned?
Leading thinkers offer national and European perspectives on the functioning of democracy, voter behaviour and the current party systems.
Keynote: Claus Offe , Professor Emeritus of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Iain Begg , Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Director of Studies, European Policy Centre, Brussels
Jean Pisani-Ferry , Senior Professor of Economics and Public Management, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Moderation: Sylke Tempel , Editor-in-Chief of „Internationale Politik“ and the „Berlin Policy Journal“, German Council on Foreign Affairs, Berlin
6:40 pm | Second panel: The way forward
This panel examines the role of politicians and elected representatives – what part do parliaments, both national and EU, play? How are established parties changing; and what is the future of populist movements and illiberal policies?
Baroness Falkner of Margravine , Member of the House of Lords, UK
Sylvie Goulard , En Marche! (France), former Member of the European Parliament and Minister of the Armed Forces of France
Andrea Römmele , Professor for Communication in Politics and Civil Society, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Moderation: Charlotte Potts , ZDF Morgenmagazin / Political Correspondent, Deutsche Welle
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