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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 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social


Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar


17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary


17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout


17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout