The US Elections 2020: What Future for Democracy, Social Movements, and Human Rights?
17:00 - 18:30
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HEINZ GÄRTNER LECTURE/IPW LECTURE
THIS EVENT WAS PART OF THE "A BRAND NEW WORLD? SHIFTING POWERS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OIIP ONLINE SERIES"
While Joe Biden has won the US presidential elections, it is clear that the Trump presidency was not an aberration in the democratic tradition of the US, but reflects a broader shift towards authoritarian politics that is also mirrored on the global scale. This panel discussion reflected on the domestic and international effects of these shifts on social movements, marginalized populations, human rights, and global peace-making. Together with renowned experts, we explored the future of social justice, inclusion, and participation in the US and beyond under a Biden administration that is faced with the conditions of populism, persistent white supremacy, and rising authoritarianism.
(The New School for Social Research, New York)
TINA KEMPIN REUTER
(University of Alabama at Birmingham)
(Austrian Institute for international Affairs/University of Vienna)
Supported by the U.S. Embassy Vienna, the University of Vienna and the Ministry of Defense.
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