The first 'Professors in the Pub' of the 2019 Spring Semester is here! Each month come to Café Des Taxis to have a drink and discussion with your professors and other experts about important events happening in the world. Share your questions and your views, and join the long tradition of politics in the pub.

From Duterte in the Pacific to Brexit and AfD in Europe, to Trump and Bolsonaro in the Americas, populism has risen around the world. With this often angry rise has come also an angry reaction, with academic and professional circles, in particular, denouncing and dismaying at the attack on traditional democratic norms and structures. Is there value in the current arguments of populism, though? Is there value in engaging with it in dialogue; to treat it as a mass expression of desperate people that the traditional democratic norms and structures have ignored, rather than as an immature tantrum of the ignorant? Can it not be the case that the global structure of social, economic, and political relations has indeed introduced global structural problems on the social, economic, and political levels? Come discuss these questions and ask your own. 

The lead professor will be Pelin Ayan Musil, AAU Politics lecturer, and researcher.