Debating Europe – The Age of Populism

20. November 2016
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In 2017, “Debating Europe” is back at the Burgtheater with a burning topic:  On 2 April (new date) a diverse panel will discuss on “The Age of Populism” (Im Zeitalter des Populismus).

Attention: Date of the Event rescheduled to 2 April!

Unfortunately we have to inform you that the event “Debating Europe – The Age of Populism” scheduled for Sunday, 15 January 2017 was postponed to Sunday, 2 April 2017 for organisational reasons. The starting time remains 11 a.m. Tickets purchased for 15 January 2017 remain valid for the new date. More information you will find at

Not only in many European states, but worldwide, populists and populist parties are on the rise, as shown by the success of Donald Trump in the US elections. These developments bring about new questions: When are politicians populists? How do their activities influence a democratic society? How to deal with populists in a “democratic manner”? What is the difference between right-wing populism and left-wing populism? These and other questions will be discussed on

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna

On the panel are Heinz Bude (sociologist, University of Kassel), Jan-Werner Müller (political scientist, Princeton University, visiting fellow, IWM), Mark Lilla (economist and political scientist, Columbia University) und Alexander Gauland (politician, Alternative für Deutschland – AfD).
Host: Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (Der Standard)

The debate will be held in English and German, no translation is provided.

Tickets and more information:

Debating Europe is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard.