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02: Populism and post-factual politics

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What is ‘post-factual politics’ and how does it differ from populism? How can knowledge transfer occur today with the growing influence of charisma, emotions, and individuals? How can we facilitate the transmission of democratic values into mainstream and ‘new’ social media.

Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg
Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, Princeton University, NJ

Ph.D. Susi MERET

Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg

PhD. Fellow, AMID - Academy for Migration Studies in Denmark, Aalborg University, Aalborg Research Assistant, Department of History, International and Social Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg Assistant Professor, Migration Policies, CoMID - Centre for the Studies of Migration and Diversity; Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg Project Leader, "NOPO - Nordic Populism", Aalborg University, Aalborg Project participant, "RAGE - Hate Speech and Populist 'Othering' through the racism, age and gender looking glass" Project Participant, "Ideological transformations, organizational development and mainstream reactions. A comparison of populist parties in four Nordic countries", Aalborg University, Aalborg Field-work activity among forced and survival migrants in Rosarno; Lamezia; Riace; Hamburg; Berlin; Hanover Post.doc., Aalborg University, Aalborg Associate Professor, Migration Processes, Ethnic Relations, Comparative Politics, Aalborg University, Aalborg
since 2015

Dr. Jan-Werner MÜLLER

Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, Princeton University, NJ

Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford Fellow, Modern European Thought, European Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
15:45 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial


Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar


17:00 - 18:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary


17:00 - 20:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout


17:00 - 19:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout