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Europe and the Rise of Populism

The Politics Festival 2017
Spoken Word / Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2:30pm / Hall Two
£14.50 | Savers £9.50*

The populists are on the march – Brexit, Trump and the rise of right-wing parties in Europe suggest a pattern might be forming, the end of a more liberal and open era and the start of one that is more closed and nationalistic. But is the pattern uniform? Are mainstream parties and candidates starting to fight back? Across Europe and with a German election in September what will happen next? Join award-winning television and radio broadcaster Gavin Esler, in conversation with the writer and journalist, Agnès Poirier and Stefanie Bolzen, the London correspondent of Die Welt.


Agnès Poirier
 is a French anglophile journalist and political commentator. She writes for Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Monde, the Guardian, The Times and the Independent on Sunday.

Stefanie Bolzen is London correspondent for the leading German newspaper Die Welt. Up until 2008 she was a foreign news reporter and editor for Die Welt in Berlin covering issues including Eastern Europe, EU enlargement and energy policy.

Gavin Esler is an award-winning television and radio broadcaster, journalist and author, and Chancellor of the University of Kent. He has presented Dateline London on BBC World and the BBC News Channel, and numerous other TV and radio programmes ranging from Newsnight to Breakfast News. He is also the author of five novels, and a non-fiction book about the United States, The United States of Anger. He was the Chief North America Correspondent from 1989 – 1997. He frequently writes for publications including The Scotsman, The Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Mirror, The Independent, La Vie, and The New Statesman.

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