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Rise of the Right: A Comparative Look at Populism in France and the United States

6:00PM-8:00PM

Please join the French-American Foundation for a panel discussion on the rise of populism on the right in the United States and France. 

Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National party continues to influence political discourse on both sides of the political spectrum in France, having won a record 6.8 million votes in the first round of France's 2015 regional elections. In the United States, Donald Trump has attracted a fervent political following, successfully playing on voters' sense of economic insecurity and adopting inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric.  

The panelists will shed light on what is driving populism in both countries and what it means for the future of our two democracies.


 

GILLES IVALDI  
Political scientist, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, currently at URMIS-University of Nice.   

MARTIN SCHAIN 
Professor of Politics, New York University  
Author, The Politics of Immigration in France, Britain and the United States   

This panel discussion will be moderated by: 
JOHN R. MACARTHUR  
President and publisher of Harper's Magazine and an award-winning journalist and author. 


 

Organized with the generous support of:

Official airline of the French-American Foundation

Location: 

Baker & McKenzie LLP
452 Fifth Avenue (entrance on 40th Street)
New York City