The Radical Right and the Politics of Xenophobia in Europe. Thursday September 20th

 The Institute of International Affairs and the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland in cooperation with the Nordic house, present an open lecture by Dr. Michael Minkenberg, Thursday September 20th from 12-13 in the lecture hall at the Nordic House.

Since the 1990s, expressions of xenophobia, usually directed at immigrants and/or minorities, have risen to disturbing levels in many European democracies. The lecture wants to contextualize the expressions of xenophobia by not focusing on violence and public opinion trends alone, but also by looking at those who try to give xenophobia a larger platform, to present it in legitimate public forums of democracy, such as street protests, election campaigns and parliaments, that is the radical right in its party and movement-type manifestations.

Dr. Michael Minkenberg is Professor of Comparative Politics at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. He holds an MA in American Government from Georgetown University and received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg.