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Online seminar "The Challenge of Populism: Impact on Traditional Left-wing and Right-wing parties in Europe"

24.01.2022 | 11:00 - 13:00
The Challenge of Populism

The Challenge of Populism

The institutional partnership project between the Institute for East European Studies of the Free University Berlin (FUB) and HSE University supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) is inviting you to attend the series of online seminars "Varieties of populism in East and West". The theme of the fourth workshop will be "The Challenge of Populism: Impact on Traditional Left-wing and Right-wing parties in Europe".

Populism is commonly believed to be a “thin ideology”: However, its rise in the recent decades produced a profound impact on the established party systems in Europe (as well as the United States).

Not only the populism itself may take different positions on the left-right axis (or take a “valence” position not belonging to any particular place on that axis), but it appeals – sometimes asymmetrically – to voters of traditional parties.

We aspire to track the trends and tendencies of the evolution of European party systems under the pressure of populism since the 1990s.

The speakers present:

  • Dr. Boris Makarenko (Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE): “The Conventional Left Surrounded by Populism”
  • Ivan Petrov (Ph.D. candidate, HSE)


  • Prof. Nikolay Petrov, the author, and editor of numerous publications dealing with the analysis of Russia’s political regime, post-Soviet transformation, socioeconomic and political development of Russia’s regions, democratization, federalism, and elections, among other topics.

Language: English

Date: 24th of January, 2022

Time: 13:00 Moscow Time Zone

Online Platform: Zoom

We count with ca. 1.3 hours workshop duration.

More information about the seminar series of FUB-HSE "Varieties of populism in East and West" here and here
We would be happy to welcome all of you, as well as any other colleagues who might be interested in the topic.

The main goal of the seminars' series is to maintain a platform for communication of persons doing research in similar fields and to support any kind of collaborations on the individual and institutional levels.

Zeit & Ort

24.01.2022 | 11:00 - 13:00


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If you have any questions, please contact Salavat Abylkalikov (sabylkalikov@hse.ru).