Populism in Europe

October 22 Monday


October 22, 2018


Singapore, Hotel Pan Pacific, Level 2, Room Ocean 4 & 5


Prof. Dr. Torsten Oppelland, Dr. David Jeffrey, and Dr. Mikael Sundström



The wave of modern populism has dramatically shaken Europe in recent years. It is not a phenomenon on the margins but has entered the mainstream.

Also available in Deutsch

Almost all European countries see an increase in the support for populist parties which feed on nationalism, identity politics, as well as anti-globalisation and anti-establishment sentiments. Consequently, many observers view this as an existential challenge to the cradle of democracy. In order to give a better understanding of the situation and how it might affect the European Elections in the upcoming year, we are bringing leading experts on this question to Singapore.

Prof. Dr. Torsten Oppelland, Dr. David Jeffrey, and Dr. Mikael Sundström, will reflect on contemporary changes in the domestic political cultures in Germany, UK, and Sweden and analyse causes, drivers, and impacts.


17:30 Registration with Coffee and Tea

18:00 Welcome Remarks

18:10 The current status of populism in Europe

Prof. Dr. Torsten Oppelland, Professor, University of Jena, Germany

Dr. Mikael Sundström, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies, Graduate School, Lund University, Sweden

Dr. David Jeffery, Lecturer in British Politics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

18:50 Debate „Impacts of populism on the political landscape in Europe“

Moderated by Christian Echle Director, Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Questions and Answers

20:00 Dinner Reception

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Contact person

Christian Echle

Director Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia

Christian Echle
Phone +65 6603 6160
Fax +65 6227 8343
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English