2017•04•18 Washington, D.C.
UNU-EGOV Special Advisor Sara Fernandes was invited speaker at the conference “The Rise of Populism in Europe”, which took place at Georgetown University, USA, on 18 April 2017. Sara was invited by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) and Georgetown University to present several aspects of populism from its roots in the 19th century to the new trends in Europe and the United States of America. Further, she also included in her talk the major political changes in Europe and the USA, such as Brexit, the victory of Donal J. Trump or the rise of the extreme right in France, all events which seem to prove that populism is not a phenomenon from the past.
The conference brought together thinkers, lawmakers, and politicians from across Europe and the United States to discuss the rising populism in Europe and its consequences for democracy and the international global order. Sara Fernandes joined the panel on Comparative Experiences: the European Union and The United States, alongside Rui Machete, former Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Philip Wallach, Senior Fellow in governance studies at Brooking Institution, and Pedro Delgado Alves, member of the Portuguese Parliament.
About FLAD: The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) is a private, financially self-sufficient Portuguese institution. Its mission is to contribute to Portuguese development by financially and strategically supporting innovative projects and encouraging cooperation between Portuguese and American societies.
About Georgetown University: Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, Georgetown University provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures, and beliefs.