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Discussion evening

Monday, 17. May 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Save in my calendar

Discussion evening

Public debate: Populism and the pandemic in Central Europe

The Prague Populism Conference will start with a public debate focused on current development in Central Europe. What has changed since the start of the pandemic? How have the populist parties and movements adapted their narratives and style of communication?  What is the new focus of their political programmes? Can we see a different approach towards liberal democratic values?

The debate will be livestreamed on the HBS Prague Facebook Page.

YouTube Live Streams:

Populism and the pandemic in Central Europe:
Populismus a pandemie ve střední Evropě:

Interpreting ENG/CZ, tlumočení AJ/ČJ


Paula Diehl (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
Ondřej Císař, Ph.D. (Charles University)
Viera Žúborová (Bratislava Policy Institute)

Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska (Goethe-Institut Saudi Arabia)

Paula Diehl is professor for political theory and history of thought at Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität). She was visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2014-2016) and Dilthey Fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation (2012-2016). Her focus areas are political theory, political cultural studies as well as populism and national socialism.
Viera Žúborová is a political scientist by background. She focuses her interests on issues of populism, extremism, civil society, intolerance, hate speech. She obtained her PhD at Olomouc University in Czech Republic. In 2017 she was scholar-in-residence in the ISGAP at Oxford University and in 2010 visiting PhD scholar at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. From 2018 - 2020 she is working as an expert and member of the working group “Civil society” under the Office of Government Representative for Civic Society. Currently she is also affiliated with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, as research fellow.

Ondřej Císař  is Czech political scientist and researcher in sociology. He is a Professor in Political Science and currently he teaches at the Institute of Sociological Studies at Charles University. He also works at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences where he is an editor-in-chief of the Czech Sociological Journal. His field of specializations are political activism, social movements, political theory and methodology of social sciences.

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