Around the world, democracy is in crisis due to a global trend of populism that seeks to undermine formal institutions. Amid widening inequality and a growing distrust in the political establishment, populist leaders are winning elections across the globe, and threatening even the most established democracies.

The panel aims to examine the populist trends around the world, including in Europe, North America, Latin America as well as the Middle East and North Africa. It will tackle the question of the rise of authoritarianism as well as the politics of austerity as they relate to political instability.

Join us on Wednesday, December 7 from 04:00 PM to 05:15 PM EET for a public panel discussion with Rachel Kleinfeld, Hamza Meddeb, Moisés Naím, Oliver Stuenkel chaired by Frances Z. Brown.

The discussion will be held in English live on YouTube and Facebook. For more information, please contact Lina Dernaika at