Lunchtime Series: Right-Wing Populism in Europe
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About The Event
The Eurozone debt crisis, terrorist attacks, and mass migration together provided a wide opening for the rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe. Charismatic leaders like Boris Johnson, Marine Le Pen, and Matteo Salvini have played on the hopes and fears of many citizens, to varying degrees of success. Andrea Stanley Hester will talk about this intriguing phenomenon and why the populist wave has not crested yet.
* Our CIEE programs are typically held on the final Tuesday of the month. Please note that September's program is being held on WEDNESDAY.
As always, this series is free and open to the public. Suggested donation for $10 for nonmembers. Please feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the presentation.
About the Speaker
Andrea Stanley Hester serves as second Vice President of WACM and chair of Academic WorldQuest. She is an instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine as well as Vice President of the Harvard Club in Maine. In her former life, she was an editor/writer for the President of Harvard University and administrator of the International Visitors Program in the Office of the University Marshal at Harvard. She has a bachelor's degree in modern European history from Tufts University and a Master's degree in Government from the Harvard University Extension School. Andrea and her husband reside in North Yarmouth with their two daughters.