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Friday, September 28: Charismatic Masculine Leadership and Right-Wing Populism in Turkey and Russia: The Cases of Vladimir Putin and Recep T. Erdoğan

Join us for our first meeting of the Fall 2018 workshop series

Friday, September 28, 2018
4:30pm to 6:00pm
53 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor East

Betul Eksi (Robert G. James Scholar Fellow,
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,
Harvard University)

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Elizabeth A. Wood (Professor, Department of History, M.I.T.)

Charismatic Masculine Leadership and Right-Wing Populism in Turkey and Russia: The Cases of Vladimir Putin and Recep T. Erdoğan

Recep T. Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin stand out as two populist leaders who came to power at the turn of the 21st century and continue to rule their countries with ever-increasing power and apparent popular support. Embracing distinctive forms of political masculinities, the two leaders have proved to be strong populist leaders who have appropriated democratic institutions and consolidated their support base through rhetoric that emphasizes their iconic masculine status while demeaning the masculinity of their opponents. This presentation will attempt to understand and explain this political performance of masculinity in the context of populism and the rise of the illiberal right.

Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute, with support from a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York)

All are welcome, but please RSVP to Mara Lazda mara.lazda@bcc.cuny.edu

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