3rd International Populism Conference in Prague

Current Populism in Europe and the Role of the Media

Programme Commitee


Michael Freeden

Michael Freeden is Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Oxford, where among others he founded and directed the Centre for Political Ideologies; and an Emeritus Professorial Fellow, Mansfield College Oxford, where he taught from 1978 to 2011. He was a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham from 2013 to 2015. Between 2004 and 2007 he was an ESRC Professorial Fellow. He is currently a Professorial Research Associate at in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London. He is the founder-editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies. He has been awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies by the UK Political Studies Association, and the Medal for Science, Institute of Advanced Studies, Bologna University.



Paul Taggart

Paul Taggart is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair, Co-Director of the Sussex European Institute, former editor of Government and Opposition, former editor of the journal Politics, co-Convenor (with Prof. Aleks Szczerbiak) of the European Referendums, Elections and Parties Network (EPERN). He has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Gothenberg and Sarajevo and is a visiting scholar at the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University. In his research he is interested in European political parties, Euroscepticism, the domestic politics of European integration and populism.



Daniele Albertazzi

Daniele Albertazzi is currently Senior Lecturer in European Politics and Research and Postgraduate lead for Italian studies and Programme lead for the Culture, Society and Communication (CSC) programmes at the University of Birmingham. Main research interests of Daniele Albertazzi are Italian politics, political communication, populism and neo-nationalism. In his research he focuses on the communication strategies, styles of propaganda and mass media use of political parties in contemporary Europe. He also deals with Italian politics, Swiss politics and populism in Western Europe.



Reinhard Heinisch

Reinhard Heinisch is Professor of Austrian Politics in Comparative European Perspective and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He served as Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh (1994-2009). Reinhard Heinisch has lectured extensively internationally and served as a consultant to the US Department of State. His main area of work includes comparative populism, populist incumbency, as well as research on corporatism under conditions of integration and internationalization.