05 June 2019, 17:00 - 18:30
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Open to the public
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Brexit, Trump, European populism: all involve the assertion of national identity and sovereignty against supranational institutions and cosmopolitan ideals. Yuli Tamir’s recent book, Why Nationalism, argues that liberals need to get on board with nationalism. Matt Goodwin’s recent co-authored book, National Populism, argues that national populism is here to stay. Join them for a discussion on the future of nationalism, with a response by Oxford philosopher David Miller.


Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir is the President of Shenkar College. She was a deputy speaker of the Knesset and served as Israel's Minister of Immigration (1999-2001) and Minister of Education (2006-2009).

Professor Matthew Goodwin is known for his work on British and European politics, populism, immigration and Euroscepticism. In 2015 he was appointed Professor of Politics at the University of Kent.

Professor David Miller was initially trained in philosophy at Selwyn College, Cambridge and in politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He was appointed to his present post at Nuffield College in 1979.

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Aspects of Conservatism series

This event is part of the Aspects of Conservatism series exploring elements of a conservative outlook in more detail. The series is convened by Tom Simpson, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, and Senior Research Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford.