Global Thinkers - The Rise of Populism and Right-Wing Nationalism for Europe - Implications for Asia

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018, 1230 – 1430

Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU

In 2016, widespread public dissatisfaction over immigration and globalization policies fuelled the rise of populism and right-wing nationalism across the West. Have political circumstances changed for the better since that time? Former Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou was at the helm of the Greek government at the height of the Eurozone crisis. In this edition of Global Thinkers, he addresses the rise of the right in Europe, and evaluates the knock-on effect of this trend on Asia.


Introduction and welcome remarks:
AGI Advisory Board Co-Chair Dr Victor K. Fung

Keynote speech:
Former Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou


A conversation with George Papandreou
Moderated by AGI Director Zhiwu Chen