The Trump era: Addressing polarization, populism and Covid-19

Political confrontation and Trump’s protectionist rhetoric in the wake of Covid-19 have become additional factors of polarization in American society, divided between detractors and followers of Trump. The polarisation arising from the management of the pandemic adds to issues such as immigration or the confrontation with China and may increase as the November elections approach.

11 June 2020 - 18:30h
LOCATION: Youtube/CidobBarcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB, ICIP, Club de Roma and Fundación Cultura de Paz

COLLABORATORS (3):

Objective

Democratic societies are in the midst of an increasing polarization process. Political mobilization on highly divisive issues has evolved into a challenge to the fundamental basements of our political systems and increased polarization in societies. 

Usually these dynamics revert into an excessive simplification of ever-increasing complexities under the shape of populism, and can derivate into involution processes that jeopardy the foundations of liberal democracies. The democratic quality of our societies and institutions degrades and with it, the possibility to engage in constructive dialogues that tackle effectively the current concerns of democratic societies. 

Political confrontation and Trump’s protectionist rhetoric in the wake of Covid-19 have become additional factors of polarization in American society, divided between the president’s followers and its detractors. The polarisation arising from the management of the pandemic adds to issues such as immigration or the confrontation with China and may increase as the November elections approach. Pau Solanilla, associate senior consultant at Ideograma, and Julia Roig, president of Partners Global, Washington DC, will address the US scenario in this online session chaired by Pol Morillas, director of CIDOB. 

The conference will be streamed live in English and in Spanish at CIDOB’s Youtube channel.

>> Follow the event live in English at: The Trump era: Addressing polarization, populism and Covid-19.

>> Sigue el acto en directo en castellano aquí: La era Trump: polarización, populismo y Covid-19.

 

Participants

SPEAKERS

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB

Julia Roig

Julia Roig

President, Partners Global, Washington DC

Pau Solanilla

Pau Solanilla

Associate senior consultant, Ideograma

The Trump era: Addressing polarization, populism and Covid-19

LANGUAGE: English and Spanish with simultaneous translation..

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