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Glendon Global Debates – Global Populism @ Glendon Campus
Mar 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm


6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A100 – Centre of Excellence
Glendon Campus, York University
2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON


The rise of populism has rattled the political establishment. Brexit, the victory of Donald Trump and the support for right-wing political parties in Germany, Austria, the rise of populist movements in the rest of the world have shocked the so-called elites. Much head scratching has resulted as  Western leaders seek to work out why large chunks of their electorate, in the West, are rejecting traditional parties. Is it as a result of the 2007-2008 economic crisis?  The decade since the financial crisis suggests that the system of economic governance that has held sway for the past four decades is broken. What are some of the other causes of global populism? How should moderate leaders respond? To lead the public discussion on Global Populism, the Glendon Campus of York University is organizing a conference to debate the topics.

At the Glendon Global Debate, experts will discuss some of these issues and will touch on the following:

  • What is populism and what are its roots in the current context?
  • Is populism a result of growing inequality or something else, like migration processes?
  • What are the political, economic, social and cultural impact of global populism in the West and around the globe?
  • How is global populism impacting Canada? Is the economic system working for everyone?
  • What are some of the new ideas to address populism – new industrial strategy?