Rising Populism and the Future of Europe

December 13, 2018 - 1:30 pm

1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor - West Tower Elevators
Washington, DC

Please join the Atlantic Council and the Embassy of Spain on Thursday, December 13th, at the Atlantic Council's headquarters in Washington, DC for a timely discussion on how to address growing populist movements in Europe. 

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, will discuss 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 will 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, will provide welcoming remarks. 

Refreshments will be served.​

Watch live: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/webcasts/rising-populism-and-the-future-of-europe


December 13, 2018   

1:45 PM-3:00 PM 

Registration starts at 1:30 PM


Atlantic Council:

1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevators)

Washington, DC 20005




Argelia Queralt

Professor of Constitutional Law

University of Barcelona

Douglas Rediker

Founding Partner and Chairman

International Capital Strategies

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Brookings Institution


H.E. Ambassador Santiago Cabanas Ansonera

Ambassador of Spain to the United States


This event is on the record and open to the press.

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