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Nationalism: Here, There, and Everywhere?

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nationalism: Here, There, and Everywhere?

March 13, 2019
The President of the United States declared himself a nationalist and joined an increasing number of far-right leaders in Russia, Germany, Brazil, and Turkey. For the last two decades, the focus of cooperation and globalization has helped grow economies and bring prosperity to most, but clearly not all. As countries start to build diplomatic barriers against each other, decades-old global relationships are dissolving and across the world power is shifting toward isolationism and new allegiances are being formed.

Join us to get your questions answered about the rise of nationalism, including:

  • What happens when America withdraws from treaties and United Nations activities?
  • How are neighboring countries affected by the election of far-right candidates?
  • Is protectionism the best way forward for emerging economies?

At Civic Series, we help you think for yourself about the most critical issues of our time. We will start promptly at 6pm and our speaker will give a 30 minute overview, followed by extensive Q&A and discussion. Hang out after the event for drinks, snacks, and good conversation.

Jed Willard is Director of Global Engagement at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard. In this role, he leads the Foundation’s mission to pursue solutions to current challenges with an eye both to their historical origins and to FDR’s personal legacy. Over the past decade, Willard has worked with governments to help them to understand the drivers of public opinion and create strategies and structures to effectively engage citizens. He is currently focused on adaptation to climate change, coping with disinformation and propaganda, and revitalizing faith in liberal democracy. Willard co-founded the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at Harvard Kennedy School.


March 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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