New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU's Deutsches Haus Presents Roundtable on "Alpine Populism" and the Radical Right, Fri., April 23

April 14, 2010

New York University’s Deutsches Haus will present a roundtable discussion with experts on the radical right in Alpine Europe on Friday, April 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The discussion, “Alpine Populism—The Radical Right in Austria and Switzerland, Northern Italy, and Southern Germany,” will take place at Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews. For more information, call 212.998.8660 or visit [Subway: R, W (Eighth Street/NYU); 6 (Astor Place)].

In most countries in the Alpine region, the radical right has emphatically forced itself onto the political landscape. The so-called Alpine republics of Austria and Switzerland are characterized by a persistently strong populist and radical right in their party systems, with the Freedom Party and the Swiss People’s Party, respectively. But also in Germany, the “Republikaner,” now faded into obscurity, emerged in the mid-1980s as a Bavarian offshoot of (Southern) German ultraconservatism, while in Italy the Lega Nord has its traditional stronghold in the lands south of the Alps. Against this backdrop, some scholars have argued there is a particular transnational Alpine culture which feeds such right-wing politics of protest, terror, and identity.

This roundtable brings together country experts who will discuss the current state of the radical right and explore to what extent there is a particularly “Alpine” quality to these parties.

The discussion will be chaired by Michael Minkenberg, Max Weber Chair for German and European studies (NYU). Participants include Anton Pelinka (CEU Budapest); Damir Skenderovic (University of Fribourg); and Piero Ignazi (University of Bologna). Discussants include Sylvia Maier (NYU) and Martin Schain (NYU).

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
event, International Houses

Type: Press Release

Deutsches Haus Present Roundtable on "Alpine Populism," April 23

Search News

NYU In the News

CUSP Unveils its “Urban Observatory”

Crain’s New York Business profiled CUSP’s “Urban Observatory” that is continuously photographing lower Manhattan to gather scientific data.

Post-Sandy Upgrades at the Langone Medical Center

NY1 reported on the major post-Sandy upgrades and renovations made at the Medical Center to protect the hospital from future catastrophic storms.

Steinhardt Research Helps Solve Tough Speech Problems.

The Wall Street Journal reported on research at Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, including an interview with Assistant Professor Tara McAllister Byun, that uses ultrasound to help solve tough speech problems.

Times Column Lauds Professor Stevenson’s New Memoir

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about “Just Mercy,” a new memoir by Law Professor Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, whom he noted has been called America’s Nelson Mandela.

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

NYU Footer