Humanities Washington Presents "A Beginner's Guide to Populism"  

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KUOW and Humanities Washington hosted CHID's very own Nick Barr Clingan to learn about populism today. Check out the video!
Massive movements like the Tea Party and The Resistance vow to stop the President at every turn. Candidates are raging against the very government they seek to lead. Bernie Sanders's candidacy—and Donald Trump's victory—were fueled by fury against an entrenched political class. And across the Atlantic, that same anger propelled Britain's exit from the European Union and the rise of far-right candidates like Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen.

What fuels populism—is it political gridlock, globalism, job loss, the urban/rural divide, racial resentment, fear of terrorism? How does populism on the left and the right differ, and how is it the same? 
Join us for "Burn It Down: A Beginner's Guide to Populism" for an exploration of the rise of populism in the US and Europe, and try to make sense of this tense moment in national and international politics. This event features Cornell Clayton, director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University; and Nick Barr Clingan, director of international programs for the Comparative History of Ideas Program at the University of Washington. Hosted by KUOW's Ross Reynolds.

May 17, 2017 7:00 PM - May 17, 2017 8:30 PM PDT 
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103…