Venice Summer Institute 2018: Globalisation and Populism: Past and Present

Time: Jun 4, 2018 9 AM – Jun 5, 2018 2 PM

Address: San Servolo, Venice, Italy

The UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June 2016 is thought to have been a watershed moment in European integration and globalisation more broadly. It was quickly followed by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States on an explicitly “America First” agenda with strong anti-globlisation elements. It seems that anti-globalisation forces have become mainstream. This workshop will bring together leading researchers working on the distributional consequences of gloablisation and its political repercussions, both in modern and in historic perspective. The aim is to also bring in important complementary perspectives on this topic drown from history, economics and political science.

Keynote speakers: David D. Laitin, Stanford University, Dani Rodrik, Harvard University, and Kevin Hjortshoj O’ Rourke, University of Oxford.

Scientific organiser(s): Professor Sascha O. Becker, Dr Thiemo Fetzer