LISD Director, Andrew Moravcsik, to present the Perry World House 2021 Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy, "The Bark and Bite of Populist Foreign Policies.”

 

Right-wing nationalist populism has swept the transatlantic world in the last decade, as populist leaders, causes, and parties — Brexit in the United Kingdom, Donald Trump in the United States, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, and others — rose to levels of power not seen in Europe since the Second World War, and questioned what many saw as fundamental tenets of the transatlantic order. Although these parties proposed sweeping changes to the global order, often coupled with overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, their impact on foreign policy is unclear — new research suggests they may be more “bark” than “bite,” and that liberal democratic societies are far more resilient to populist challenges than conventional wisdom suggests.

On Tuesday, January 26 at 12:00 pm ET, Andrew Moravcsik, Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and Professor Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, to discuss the bark and bite of populist foreign policies, their links to transatlantic relations, and more.   

The virtual event is open to the public and registration is available on the event page