Power to the People: The global rise of populism

Integrity 20’17 |
Length 0:55:48
Filmed 20 Oct 2017
Venue Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
South Bank, Brisbane

The past eighteen months have seen a dramatic altering of the global political landscape. From the election of Donald Trump in the US and Britain’s vote for BREXIT to the surprising win of Emmanuel Macron in France, ‘populist’ leaders have capitalised on the deep disenchantment of voters, and their growing disdain for the political establishment. Do these political trends signal a shift to a more effective and inclusive democracy, or are they a sign of its potential undoing?

Our panel of experts examine a range of interconnected trends that are both fuelling, and being shaped by, rising populism: from increasing inequalities and mass immigration to the altering of long-standing international agreements.

Rachel Kleinfeld

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace