4th Prague Populism Conference

Current Populism in Europe: Culture, History, Identity


Evening Discussion: Historical aspect of populism

Monday, 21 May

17:30 – 19:15


Chair: Berthold Franke (Director, Goethe-Institut Czech Republic)

Hans-Jürgen Puhle (University of Frankfurt)

Hans-Jürgen Puhle is Professor of Political Science at J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt with a focus on Comparative Analysis of Liberal Democrat Systems and Democracy Theory. He is author of numerous publications about recent German, Western and Southern European and American social and political history, comparison of modernization problems, political systems, political parties, associations, democratization, welfare state, nationalism, and development policy.


Josette Baer Hill (University of Zurich)

Josette Baer Hill is adjunct professor of political theory with a focus on Central and Eastern European political thought at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. She has published several books and peer-reviewed studies about Czechoslovak, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Russian, and Macedonian political thought and politics.


Milada Vachudová (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Milada Anna Vachudova specializes in the democratization of postcommunist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union, and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. Professor Vachudova has held fellowships and research grants from the European University Institute in Italy, the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, the European Union Center at Columbia University, the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, the National Science Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1991. As a British Marshall Scholar and a member of St. Antony’s College, she completed a D.Phil. in the Faculty of Politics at the University of Oxford in 1997.


Michał Sutowski (Krytyka Polityczna)

Michał Sutowski is the coordinator of Krytyka Polityczna’s Institute for Advanced Studies. A graduate of the College of Humanities and Social Scienes at the University of Warsaw. He is a political scientist and journalist, specialising in Polish democratic opposition ideology, Russian and German politics and the political thought of Carl Schmitt, Chantal Mouffe and Borys Kagarlicki. He has been published in Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita, has written columns for the website Wirtualnej. Additionally, he is editor of the political writings of Jacek Kuroń and Stanisław Brzozowski. In 2012, he studied at the Yale University as part of the Political Critique scholarship.