Northern Coffeehouse: understanding populism - RSA

Northern Coffeehouse: understanding populism

Fellowship events / Online

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  • Democracy and governance
  • Fellowship

Inspired by the RSA’s origin in an enlightenment coffeehouse over 260 years ago, our new Northern Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share ideas for social change.

We are joined by Timothy Devinney FRSA. Timothy is Professor and Chair of International Business at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester.

His work on understanding populism and socio-political polarisation is based on a series of academic research projects over the last five years, looking at populism and political structure around the world.

Join us for a deep dive presentation and conversation on the issue, and how to deal with it in a current geopolitical context.

Join us most Fridays for an informal lunchtime talk followed by a chance to discuss the topic of the day or anything else that is on your mind, in small breakout rooms. Starting at 1pm and finished by 1.45pm, you can enjoy your Friday lunch break with inspiring speakers and interesting colleagues.

Taking part in online events

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If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments to support your participation, please let the team know by emailing: [email protected].

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