Starr Forum: The Global Rise of Populism (MA)

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:30 to 18:00

Speakers:Suzanne Berger is MIT’s inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor. Her current research focuses on politics and globalization. She recently co-chaired the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy project and is author most recently of Making in America: From Innovation to Market.

Jan-Werner Mueller is professor of politics at Princeton University, where he also directs the Project in the History of Political Thought. He is author of several books including What is populism? He contributes regularly to London Review of Books, the Guardian, and the New York Review of Books.


Moderator: Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the MIT Center for International Studies. He is author of multiple books, including: Special Duty: A History of Japan’s Intelligence Community, which is forthcoming this fall from Cornell University Press.

Jan-Werner Mueller’s book What is populism? will be signed and sold at the event. 

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What: Starr Forum: The Global Rise of Populism

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Building E15, 070 Bartos, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142