What accounts for the appeal of populist rhetoric and ideas in our contemporary era? Does populism pose a threat to democratic institutions? This lecture will investigate these questions and address what the future might hold for populism.
To attend, please register in advance or go to CTAL- Cambridge Third Age Learning Facebook page to watch the video live at the scheduled time.
James Skidmore is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo and Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, one of the university’s research institutes. His work in German studies focuses on the representation of political and social issues in literature and film. He is also active in online course design and teaching, and has served as a Teaching Fellow at the university as well as an Open Education Fellow at eCampusOntario.
Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. By cultivating opportunities for discussion and engaging the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports anyone with an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning.