Populism is on the rise in Europe and around the world. Brexit, anti-establishment politicians governing in Italy and elsewhere, and the rise of a far-right party in Germany are all symptoms of a broader wave that could threaten the future of the European Union. Professor Argelia Queralt of Barcelona University, a close observer of populist and separatist movements in Europe, discusses the political, economic, and social implications for both Europe and the United States with Douglas Rediker, Founding Partner and Chairman of International Capital Strategies and Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution.


The two experts discuss key questions including: What steps can governments take to address the root causes of populism? Will populism continue to grow unabated? Can new consensus emerge? The discussion will mark the occasion of Spain’s pluralistic constitution’s 40th anniversary, drawing lessons from Spain’s experience addressing these issues.


His Excellency Santiago Cabanas Ansonera, Ambassador of Spain to the United States, provides welcoming remarks.