Rethinking Europe - The Populist Moment and the Future of Democracy

To mark the kick-off of our lecture series "Rethinking Europe", we are happy to welcome the political theorist Chantal Mouffe for her lecture "The Populist Moment and the Future of Democracy". Mouffe will discuss the crisis of representation in Western liberal democracies and examine the reasons for the growth of populist parties. How can we stop the advance of right wing populism? Is developing a left populism a solution?

At this occasion we are celebrating our new office space in the Marolles area and welcoming Andreas Thomsen as new director of our European liaison office in Brussels. Thomsen will take his position in April 2018.

After the lecture there will be a reception in our new office space.

When: 23 January 2018 | 18:00
Registration: by 12 January 2018 at info.bruessel(at)rosalux(dot)org

Programme

Atéliers des Tanneurs, Rue des Tanneurs 60A, 1000 Brussels

17:45 REGISTRATION

18:00 WELCOME
Gabriele Zimmer (President, GUE/NGL; Die Linke)
Dagmar Enkelmann (President, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)

18:30 LECTURE The Populist Moment and the Future of Democracy
By Chantal Mouffe (Professor of Political Theory, University of Westminster)

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Brussels Office, Rue Saint-Ghislain 62, 1000 Brussels

20:00 RECEPTION

Simultaneous translation: English / German / French