MSU Wonderlust Friday Forum: Populism After the Midterms
- Friday, November 9, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Bozeman Public Library
MSU Wonderlust will host a forum on Friday, Nov. 9 called “Populism After the Midterms: Advance or Retreat?” The event is free and open to the public. It begins at noon at the Bozeman Public Library.
Nicol Rae, dean of Montana State University’s College of Letters and Sciences, will present a brief overview of populism in the United States – its history, its champions and its recent rise in popularity at home and around the world. Populism is a political movement that defends the interests of everyday working people and exploits cultural and economic grievances.
Rae has served as an MSU dean since 2013. He holds an undergraduate degree in politics from Edinburgh University and a doctorate in politics from Oxford University. His research interests focus on American national political institutions, European government and politics, and conservative politics.
His talk, held just days after the U.S. elections, will also include what election results may suggest about local and national political trends and the future influence of populism in the U.S. and abroad.
The Forum is is hosted by the Bozeman Library Foundation. MSU Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization, is part of MSU Academic Technology and Outreach.
For more information on MSU Wonderlust or the forum, visit http://www.montana.edu/wonderlust.