“How Identity Politics Has Shaped Modern Political Discourse”
German-American Conference

“How Identity Politics Has Shaped Modern Political Discourse”

Dr. Francis Fukuyama

Thursday, September 10, 2020
05.00 pm - 06.00 pm

Video Conference

Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Oliver Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University; Director of Master’s in International Policy Program, Stanford University; Young Leaders Alumnus 1995

Christiane Hoffmann, Author, DER SPIEGEL; Young Leaders Alumna 1997

Identity politics has long been thought to help members of disenfranchised communities create a voice for themselves. However, in recent years, identity politics has led to increased polarization between the left and the right, creating a rise of populism in the United States and Europe. Now in 2020, the call for social justice and racial equality have brought identity into the forefront of political debates on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dr. Fukuyama will discuss how identity politics have shaped modern political discourse. He will also share his thoughts on the political implications of the simultaneous public health, economic, and social equity challenges we are facing.

The German-American Conference is a cooperation between Atlantik-Brücke and the American Council on Germany. Due to the pandemic, the conference is held virtually this year. The event is for members and Young Leaders alumni.

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