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Digital Workshop "Varieties of Populism in East and West"

27.05.2021 | 10:00 - 17:00

Varieties of Populism in East and West

27 May 2021            9-16h (BER) | 10-17h (MSK)


D I G I T A L   W O R K S H O P


organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Institutional Partnership Project

between Freie Universität Berlin and

Higher School of Economics Moscow


Modern populism hardly knows any geographical boundaries, with its representatives found in such varied settings as the authoritarian states in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as well as established Western democracies. While populism has seemingly few ideological restrictions — being used by left-wing, right-wing and centrist movements — it has more recently and most successfully become associated with right-wing parties and movements challenging the prospects for democracy and liberalism more broadly around the globe.

Initiating a newly established institutional partnership between the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (HSE), the workshop aims at bringing together scholars interested in studying different aspects of populism and developing and institutionalizing co-operations between the two universities. We particularly invite PhD and post-doc scholars from German and other European and Russian universities to discuss populism and adjacent concepts against the following set of topics: 1) The state, elites, and authoritarian survival, 2) Business, entrepreneurship, and populism, 3) Modern populism and the media; 4) Migration, social movements and populism.

All researchers interested in participating in the event are invited to send letters of intent of about one page, stating your 1) academic background, 2) concrete research interest motivating you to apply, and 3) ideas for cooperation with HSE- and/or FUB-based scholars to mihai.varga@fu-berlin.de.

The application deadline is 23 April 2021. Notifications about acceptance will be circulated by early May 2021.

If you have further questions, please proceed to the call for contributions or contact the organizers of the event: mihai.varga@fu-berlin.de.

Zeit & Ort

27.05.2021 | 10:00 - 17:00


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Ansprechpartner: Dr. Mihai Varga


  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • FU Berlin
  • Osteuropastudien
  • Osteuropastudien FU Berlin
  • Populism
  • Populismus