Puzzled and perplexed by populism? An evening of expert guidance

For anyone trying to figure out the temper (literally!) of our times, the term “populism” is omnipresent, seeming to adopt a different meaning at every appearance.

The Center of the American West presents the influential and accomplished American historian Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and the author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History (originally published in 1995), which explores the changing meanings and practices of populism through the course of American history.

In a conversation with Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, Kazin will share his distinctive understanding of populism in the past and present, providing the audience with steady and insightful interpretations to deploy as they navigate through disorienting times.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150