The UBS International Center of Economics in Society invites you to the 2019 Forum for Economic Dialogue. This year's event is dedicated to a topic of highest sociopolitical relevance, as it will form our society for years to come: populism.

But what is populism, what are the challenges and how does it threaten democracy and liberty? To understand this multifaceted phenomenon, we need to dig deeper. Can we explain today’s rise of populism with economic grievances or does it have its roots in a cultural backlash against liberalism and immigration? What are the economic consequences of populism: progress, stagnation, or regression? How should we act on the challenges related to the rise of populism?

These questions take center stage at this year’s forum, where leading scholars and politicians will discuss new insights on how to deal with this multidimensional phenomenon.

The two keynote speakers are Joschka Fischer, former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany, and Professor Torsten Persson from Stockholm University.

This is a public event. Entrance is free, but registration is required.


11. November 2019, 09:30 Uhr
8001 Zürich
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