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12:30 - 14:30 16 April 2012

The French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism and Le Pan


Christopher Ingold Ramsay Lecture Theatre (G21) | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Jamie Bartlett, Head of Violence and Extremism Programme, Demos
Tony Barber, Europe Editor, Financial Times
Professor Jocelyn Evans, Salford University and co-author of 'From Voting to Violence?'
Professor John Gaffney, Co-Director, Aston Centre for Europe
Professor Philippe Marliere, French and European Politics, UCL
Daniel Trilling, New Statesman and author of 'Bloody Nasty People'
Dr Catherine Fieschi, Director, Counterpoint

The UCL European Institute is co-hosting an event with the London-based research and advisory group Counterpoint on the upcoming French presidential elections.

This year’s presidential election in France marks a period of political and economic instability in Europe and will provide one of the first major tests of right-wing populism since the latest debt crisis struck.

How successful will Marine Le Pen’s strategy of ‘de-demonising’ the Front National be? Will she repeat her father’s 2002 success and make it into the second round? Who are her supporters? How will her presence influence the mainstream political debate? And how will it affect wider European politics?


Marley Morris
N/A | marley.morris@counterpoint.uk.com


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