Extremism: A Warning From History

  • Lindsey Bell (Participant)

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- What are the similarities and differences between far-right movements in the 1930s and populist movements today?
- Why do divisive ideologies still have an appeal?
- What are the factors that lead to extremism and what can be done to undermine it?

'Extremism: A Warning from History' will bring together an invited audience of stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, including education professionals, academic researchers from a range of disciplines, policymakers and influencers and representatives of the younger generation who are facing a world increasingly defined by divisions and animosity, to address these urgent and important questions.

Convened under the Chatham House rule, the conference will explore some of the controversies surrounding the historical analysis of 1930s extremism, and seek to understand the causes of extremism by examining it from economic, social, psychological and ideological perspectives.
Event typeConference