How to Tackle the Rise of the Right and Populism in Europe?
With Wolfgang Kraushaar, Emilia Roig, Julia Ebner and Djamila Benkhelouf
In recent years radical parties and movements have gained further traction throughout many European countries. The challenge from the right concerns institutions, the media, and political parties. What does this mean for social cohesion? How can democracy remain resilient in the face of multiple crises? And how can it help to consider society’s interconnected oppressive structures in the fight against right-wing movements? The journalist Djamila Benkhelouf debates these questions with the political scientists Wolfgang Kraushaar and Emilia Roig.
Wolfgang Kraushaar researches protest movements as well as the RAF and international terrorism at the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur. In 2022, he published his latest book, "Keine falsche Toleranz", in which he argues that the greatest danger to democracy emanates not from the margins of society, but from its center.
Emilia Roig is a non-fiction author, political scientist, and founder of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). The non-profit organisation stands for justice, equality and a life free from systemic oppression. She is the author of the bestselling books "Why We Matter. The End of Oppression" and " The End of Marriage".
Julia Ebner is a Senior Research Fellow at ISD, specialising in far-right extremism, reciprocal radicalisation, viral disinformation, conspiracy myths and terrorism prevention. Julia advises parliamentary working groups, security agencies and tech firms, and delivers lectures in schools and universities. She acted as a consultant on counter-terrorism for the United Nations. To bring her research findings to wider audiences, Julia regularly writes for newspapers such as the Guardian, Washington Post and Süddeutsche Zeitung and has appeared on the BBC, Channel 4, CNN, ZDF, ARD, France24 and others. She is the author of several bestselling books. Her newest work “Massenradikalisierung: Wie die Mitte Extremisten zum Opfer fällt“ was published in March
- Wolfgang Kraushaar, Political Scientist, Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, Hamburg
- Emilia Roig, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Intersectional Justice, Berlin
- Julia Ebner, author and Senior Research Fellow, ISD Germany/Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and University of Oxford
- Moderation: Djamila Benkhelouf, Journalist