The Conference "Right-Wing Radicalism in Europe and the US" is open to the public!
When? Monday, 3 April 2017 at 11 a.m.
Where? Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, K. Donelaitis Lecture Room, Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius
Right-Wing Radicalism in Europe and the US Whereas extreme right-wing positions tended to be a marginal phenomenon in the post-coldwar period, support for radical right-wing political parties has been rising steadily in Europe and the United States in the past few years. Indeed in several countries extreme right parties have now become part of the mainstream. In her presentation, Sabine von Mering will examine the reasons for this rise, and discuss the similarities and differences between the developments in different countries.
Sabine von Mering is the Director of the Center for German and European Studies at the Brandeis University in Massachusetts (USA). She studied English and German Philology in Cologne and Gottingen and holds a Ph.D. in German from the University of California Davis. Since 1998 she has been teaching at Brandeis University where she is Professor of German, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has co-edited volumes on International Green Politics (2002), Russian-Jewish Emigration after the Cold War (2006), and Right-wing Radicalism in Europe and the US (2013). Her current work is focused on climate change in the humanities.
The conference is organised by the Goethe-Institute in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the Institute of German Philology of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University.