Friday 3 February – Populism: lessons from Greece

How could an economic crisis hitting a very small economy become a cause for Europe-wide and even global concern? Stahis Kalyvas will examine various dimensions of this crisis to argue that whereas the Greek crisis acted as a lighting rod for Eurozone design flaws, it was also a precursor of the current populist turn in the politics of advanced industrial nations. He will point to Greeceā€™s surprising capacity to catch the early surges of global trends during its relatively short modern history, and examine its future prospects. Is Greece also announcing the shape of post-populist politics to come?
This lecture by professor Stathis Kalyvas (Yale) addresses the prominent role of Greece in European financial and economic crises, and examines Greek politics in light of the populist upsurge.
Time & location: Friday 3 February 2017, 12:00-14:00 – UvA Roeterseilandcampus, room C2.03 – more information: