Current Populism in Europe and the Role of the Media

Institute of International Studies at Charles University, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Goethe Institut organized the 3rd Prague Populism Conference on 22 and 23 May 2017. The event took place at Goethe Institut in Prague. The conference dealt with theoretical aspects of populism; presentation of empirical studies on issues such as media strategies of populist politicians; movements or parties; the way the media covers populism; the interlinkages between the media and political leaders; and the implications of media coverage on the political space. There was a special part dedicated to comparative analyses of individual EU states with regard to the situation in the USA. The two-day event was framed by keynote speeches by Nadia Urbinati from Columbia University, Hanspeter Kriesi from the European University Institute in Florence and by Wolfgang Merkel from the WZB Berlin.

The conference took place under the auspices of H.M. Tomáš Zima, the Rector of Charles University.

Photos from the conference are available here.