Why Populist Foreign Policies in Europe are Doomed to Fail
Professor Andrew Moravcsik visits NUPI to talk about the surge of populism in Europe and its limitations for foreign policy.
Professor Moravcsik is a leading scholar of international relations and EU studies. In this seminar he will talk about the democratic populism that we are seeing in Europe and provide thought-provoking arguments for how and why the foreign policies of populist movements are unsustainable in the long run.
Andrew Moravcsik is Professor of Politics and Director of the European Union Program at Princeton University. He has authored over 125 scholarly publications, including four books, on European integration, international relations theory, qualitative/historical methods, human rights, international law and organization, and other topics. The American Historical Review called his history of the European Union, The Choice for Europe, "the most important work in the field." He developed "active citation" (ATI), an increasingly popular digital transparency format for qualitative social science. The National Science, Ford, Fulbright, Olin, Krupp and German Marshall Foundations, the Institute for Advanced Study, and various universities and institutes, have supported his research. He has published over 150 opinion pieces and policy analyses, and currently serves as Book Review Editor (Europe) at Foreign Affairs. In the policy world, he served as a US government trade negotiator, special assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of Korea, press assistant at the European Commission. His daily commentary on classical music, particularly opera, has appeared in The Financial Times, New York Times, Opera and elsewhere, and his scholarship on the sociology of music has appeared in Opera and Opera Quarterly. He holds a BA from Stanford, an MA from Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and a PhD from Harvard University, as well as having attended German and French universities.
NUPI Director Ulf Sverdrup will moderate the seminar. Pernille Rieker and Minda Holm will comment on Moravcsik's presentation. This event is part of the seminar series Norway meets Europe, and it will be live streamed on NUPI's YouTube channel:
2015 - 2019 (Ongoing)
Europe is constantly changing. Norway has close links to the EU and Europe, and economic and political transitions on the continent will have considerable consequences for the country.
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2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
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