Morning Session II: The USA and the world in the era of post-truth

Tuesday, 10:30-12:15, Room 2 (Downstairs)

Chair: Peter Učeň (political analyst, Bratislava)


Jérome Jamin (University of Liege)

Populism in the United States

Jérôme Jamin (PhD) is Professor at the University of Liège where he teaches Political Science through differents courses and conducts research on the concept of “Democracy”. More precisely, he works on populist, fascist and far right parties and focus on the ideology of the extreme right through conspiracy theories.


Bohdan Szklarski (University of Warsaw)

How populism ends – a lesson from America?

Bohdan Szklarski is a graduate of the English Institute, Warsaw University and the Department of Political Science, Northeastern University, Boston. In his almost 25 years of teaching he has taught at numerous American and Polish universities. He has been teaching at the American Studies Center since 1992. He is also a fellow at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Szklarski’s research interests include: political leadership, the presidency, political communication, interest groups, and political participation. At the ASC he offers courses in domestic and foreign policy and political culture. He frequently appears in the media as a commentator on American and Polish political events.


Attila Antal (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

Populism and Climate Change in the Era of Post-Truth

Attila Antal is dor. jur. (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), public policy expert (Corvinus University of Budapest). He obtained his PhD in political science concerning environmental democracy in Hungary at Eötvös Loránd University in 2017. He has been teaching Introduction to Political Science and Political History for 7 years at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law Institute of Political Science. From 2016 he is a program coordinator at Institute of Political History Social Theory Group. He worked for nearly 10 years for one of the leading Hungarian green NGO called Energy Club dealing with environmental justice cases, access to information, energy policy and corruption. He studied American Political Thought at University of Massachusetts in 2015. His research interests are theories of democracy, environmental and energy democracy, populism, political thought, critical theory.


Anne-Kathrin Weber (Justus Liebig University, Giessen)

The Relation between Populism and Arendtian Totalitarianism

Anne-Kathrin Weber is a doctoral researcher and member of the management team of the Research Group for Gender Studies at the University of Giessen (Germany). Her current research interests include political theory, theories of emotions, and theories of populism, as well as gender studies. She is currently writing her Ph.D. thesis on emotions in politics, comparing the political theories of Hannah Arendt and Martha Nussbaum. Her particular research focus lies on the potentials and dangers of compassion, pity, and empathy when utilised as “political” emotions in the political realm. She is also a freelance radio, print, and online journalist, focusing on reviewing political and scientific literature.