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The French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism and Le Pen

Date

Monday April 16

Time

12.30-14.30

Location

Christopher Ingold Ramsay LT (G21)
Christopher Ingold Building
University College London
20 Gordon St
London WC1H 0AJ

Counterpoint and the UCL European Institute are delighted to host an event on the upcoming French presidential election entitled: ‘The French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism and Le Pen’, taking place on Monday 16th April 12.30-14.30 in the Christopher Ingold Ramsay Lecture Theatre (G21), Christopher Ingold Building, University College London, 20 Gordon St, London.

There will be refreshments from 12.30 and the discussion will start at 13.00.

This year’s presidential election in France marks a period of political and economic instability in Europe and will provide one of the first major tests of right-wing populism since the latest debt crisis struck.

How successful will Marine Le Pen’s strategy of ‘de-demonising’ the Front National be? How will her presence influence the mainstream political debate? Will Mélenchon beat her to third place?

We will debate these questions with:

Tony Barber, Europe Editor, Financial Times.

Jamie Bartlett, Head of the Violence and Extremism Programme, Demos.

Professor Jocelyn Evans, Salford University, co-author of From Voting to Violence?

Professor John Gaffney, Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe.

Professor Philippe Marlière, French and European Politics, UCL.

Daniel Trilling, New Statesman, author of Bloody Nasty People, to be published later this year.

Dr Catherine Fieschi, director of Counterpoint, will chair the event.

For further information or if you would like to attend, please RSVP to Marley Morris at marley.morris@counterpoint.uk.com, as spaces are limited.

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