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The Dangers of Populism: Prof. Segbers Visits KAS in Cambodia

Prof. Segbers at KAS Cambodia

Prof. Segbers at KAS Cambodia

After his visit to China, Prof. Segbers continued his travels to Cambodia. At the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Phnom Penh, he gave a talk titled "Populism: a Global Tsunami?"

News from Mar 13, 2017

The global rise of populism is one of the most crucial challenges to a functional international state system. After Brexit, the election of US President Donald Trump and the recent meeting of Europe’s rightwing populist leaders, it seems that the populist wave is only growing stronger – raising the question of what to expect next.

Given the importance of the current political situation across the globe, there is a need for more expert knowledge on this subject. On March 13, Prof. Segbers was invited by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Phnom Penh to give a public lecture tackling the populist phenomenon. Hosted by René Gradwohl, head of the KAS Cambodia Office, the event set out to challenge the audience to think about populism in global terms.