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Book presentation and discussion

Wednesday, 19. May 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Save in my calendar

Book presentation and discussion

Book launch: Populism and Gender Backlash

Developments in many countries show that we are facing a surge in anti-gender rhetoric. Typically originating on the right and far-right end of the political spectrum, this rhetoric uses gender issues to exploit cultural conflict and promote and legitimize nationalist agendas. These questions are the subject of the new books Current Populism in Europe: Gender-Backlash and Counter-Strategy, which have been published by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. The authors of the book and further guests will discuss the current anti-gender tendencies.

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook page of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague.

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Martin Mejstřík (co-editor of the book, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague)

Anna Grudzinska (co-author of the book, Lazarski University)

Robert Sata (co-author of the book, Central European University)

Andrea Petö (discussant, Central European University)


Adéla Jurečková (Head of Office, HBS Prague)

Martin Mejstřík is lecturer at the Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague. In his research, he focuses on European populism from a comparative perspective, Italian politics and on the transformation of the communist parties.

Anna Grudzinska is a lecturer at Lazarski University and is the co-founder of the NGO Foundation for Social Diversity (FRS). She obtained her PhD in citizenship and rule of law at the University of Aberdeen. Her research focuses on anti-discrimination, social diversity and human rights.

Robert Sata is Associate Research Fellow at the Political Science Department, Central European University (CEU). His current research focuses on politics of identity, populism, and political discourse. He also publishes on issues of majority-minority relations and minority rights, gender politics and discrimination.

Andrea Petö is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna Austria and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences where she chairs the subcommittee on history of the Second World War.

The event is organized by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, and Goethe-Institut Prague.

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