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March 15: Populism lecture

Comparative sociologist Mabel Berezin to speak

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, will speak about populism from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 15, in room 108 of Memorial Hall on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.

The talk, “Attention Deficits: Why Populism Should Not Be a Surprise,” is free and open to the public. It is part of the Global Populism Lecture Series that began during fall semester and features seven leading scholars on manifestations of populism around the world.

The series will conclude with a lecture on May 3. Check the Center for Global and Area Studies calendar for more information.

Berezin is a comparative sociologist whose work explores the intersection of political institutions and cultural meanings with an emphasis on challenges to democratic cohesion and solidarity in Europe and the United States.

She is the author of the Cambridge University Press book Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Society and Populism in the New Europe and Making the Fascist Self: The Political Culture of Interwar Italy.

The lecture series is sponsored by the European Studies Program and the Center for Global and Area Studies, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences-Humanities; Journalism Program; departments of Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Criminal Justice, English, History and Anthropology; Center for Political Communication; and School of Public Policy and Administration.


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