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BAA Conference 2017

The Comeback of Populism: Transatlantic Perspectives

Klaus Ulrich ©Amerikahaus München
Nicole Schneider, Michael T. Oswald, Laura Vorberg und Publikum ©Amerikahaus München
Podiumsdiskussion ©Amerikahaus München

Thursday, 6 July 2017

18.30 Conference Opening

  • Welcome
    • Heike Paul, Bavarian American Academy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    • Klaus Ulrich, Bavarian State Chancellery
  • Award Ceremony: BAA Dissertation Award

19.00 Keynote Address and Reception
Hans Vorländer (Technical University Dresden):
Populism in Modern Democracy
 

Friday, 7 July 2017

09.00 Panel I: Current Populist Movements in the Americas
Chair: Ursula Prutsch (University of Munich)

  • Michael Hochgeschwender (University of Munich):
    A Populist Critique of Populism
  • Carlos de la Torre (University of Kentucky):
    Trump's Populism: Lessons from Latin America

10.45 Coffee Break

11.00 Panel II: The Populist Movement in Constitutional Democracy
Chair: Jürgen Gebhardt
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

  • Frank Decker (University of Bonn):
    Right-Wing Populism in Germany and Abroad
  • D. Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University):
    Understanding the Trump Win: Populism, Partisanship, and Polarization in the 2016 Election

12.30 Lunch Break

14.30 Panel III: Popular Imagination and Public Opinion: Fiction's Role in the Making and Unmaking of a Democratic Public
Chair: Kerstin Schmidt
(University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt)

  • Sascha Pöhlmann (University of Munich):
    Missing the People: Populist Aesthetics and Unpopular Resistance
  • Stacey Margolis (University of Utah):
    Poe, Popularity, Populism

16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Panel IV: Young Scholars Forum
Chair: Heike Paul
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

  • Laura Vorberg (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg):
    #Deplorables: Twitter-Populism, Digital Imagined Communities and the Cross-Media Effects of Donald J. Trump's Social Media Campaign Communications
  • Michael T. Oswald (University of Passau):
    Trump's Use of Producerism
  • Nicole Schneider (University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt):
    'Grassroots Populism': Black Lives Matter and the Democratization of Political Culture

18.30 BAA Members Meeting (members only)

 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

09.00 Book Presentation (in German)

Georg Eckert (University of Wuppertal):
Populismus: Varianten von Volksherrschaft in Geschichte und Gegenwart

10.15 Coffee Break

10.45 Introduction (in German): Populistische Phänomene und extremistische Bedrohung: Zum Aufgabenfeld staatlich verantworteter Präventionsarbeit

Werner Karg / Katharina Willimski (Bavarian State Ministry, Dept. XI.9: Prevention of Extremism, Holocaust Education, Memorial Site Pedagogy and International Cooperation Programs in formal and non-formal Education)

11.00 Panel Discussion (in German): Populismus - eine Gefahr für die Demokratie?

  • Margarete Bause, MdL (Die Grünen)
  • Robert Brannekämper, MdL (CSU)
  • Tim Büthe (Bavarian School of Public Policy - Hochschule für Politik an der TU München)
  • Heinrich Oberreuter (University of Passau)
  • Michael Piazolo, MdL (Freie Wähler Bayern)
  • Diana Stachowitz, MdL (SPD)

Moderation: Werner Karg (Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Sciences and the Arts)


13.00 End of Conference


The 17th academy conference was organized by the Bavarian American Academy (BAA) in cooperation with the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Sciences and the Arts and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.