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Starr Forum: The Rise of Populism

MIT Bartos Theater

Thursday • November 8

Clock Icon 4:30 PM
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20 Ames Street, E15 Lower Atrium
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Experts discuss the growing political trend in US, Turkey, and India


Sana Aiyar on India

Sana Aiyar is a historian of modern South Asia. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2009 and held an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in 2009-10. From 2010 to 2013 she was Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her broad research and teaching interests lie in the regional and transnational history of South Asia and South Asian diasporas, with a particular focus on colonial and postcolonial politics and society in the Indian Ocean.

Pippa Norris on the US

Pippa Norris is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. She is also ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. A comparative political scientist, she focuses on democracy, public opinion and elections, political communications, and gender politics. Her topic for this talk will be focused on work in a forthcoming co-authored book Cultural Backlash and the 2018 US elections. She holds a doctoral degree in politics from the London School of Economics.

Aysen Candas

Ayşen Candaş (PhD 2005, Columbia University Political Science) is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul.  Interests in democratization and de-democratization processes, constitutionalism, basic rights of women, of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in Turkey and Muslim majority countries, seculars of Turkey, social policies associated with regime types, freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, liberal and democratic rights, indivisibility of basic civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
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