La Nau holds a conference of the sociologist Michel Wieviorka on populism, extremism and democracy in Europe

Michel Wieviorka.
Michel Wieviorka.

Michel Wieviorka, sociologist and director of EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Socials, Paris) will be present on Monday 15 April at the Cultural Centre La Nau to impart the conference “Populism, extremism and democracy in Europe”. The event, organised by the European School of Thought Lluís Vives, will take place at the Assembly Hall of La Nau at 7 p.m. Entrance is free but the capacity is limited.

Wieviorka will analyse the possibilities of Europe within the framework of the re-foundation of democracy based on social and cultural changes. In order to do so, he will speak about populism, nationalism and extremism. These are realities in many European countries these days.

Michel Wieviorka is the president of the Executive Board of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Foundation. He was also the president of the International Association of Sociology from 2006 to 2010, where he created the online encyclopaedia “Sociopedia”. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Research Council and directs the magazine Socio, which he founded in 2013.  He is also a member of several editorial boards of other international magazines.

Wieviorka’s research has specially focused on social movements, democracy, populism and terrorism in the publication of his book Terrorisme à la Une. He has also addressed racism, antisemitism and violence as the main protagonists of his books, which have been translated to the main languages and have received international recognition. Currently, he leads an international and multidisciplinary scientific programme on violence and how to put an end to it.

The European School of Thought Lluís Vives is a cultural project promoted from the Office of the Vice-principal for Culture and Sports that is managed by the General Foundation of the Universitat de València. It is a space for participative and critical reflection and debate on current issues. Additionally, the school counts on the participation of other actors of the publics administration and the civil society: Presidency of the Valencian Government, City Hall of Valencia, Valencian Department for Transparency, Valencian Department for Education, Research, Culture and Sports, Valencian Language Academy, Institute Alfons el Magnànim, European School of Humanities and Caixa Popular.

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