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Monday, March 9, 2020

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Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020

Today: 'Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia'

Please join us for the talk "Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia," presented by Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government, at Cornell University, today, March 9, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. in Bulger Communication Center 217. This event is part of the ninth annual Southeast Asia Week celebration March 9–13 and is free and open to the public.

Populists in East and Southeast Asia generally refrain from invoking anti-migrant and anti-minority sentiments as part of their mobilizational strategies. This differentiates them from “exclusionary” populists in Europe, even though many Southeast Asian countries are diverse societies with long histories of migration and ethnic chauvinism. This talk will use the experiences of East and Southeast Asia to explore the varieties of populism across the world, focusing on how nationalist mobilization and mass incorporation shape popular identity, membership, and populists' strategies in contemporary democracies.