Global Issues: a Political Science Lecture in English

Thursday, March 22: POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE FACE OF POPULISM AND ANTI-PATRYISM. Villa Sassetti (120 Via Bolognese, NYU Florence).  6 to 7:30 pm. Free admission.

A political science lecture, in English, is open to the public on Thursday. Four experts will discuss the consequences for democracy in response to the increasing success of populist parties and anti party movements across the globe. The free event is a part of NYU’s La Pietra Dialogues series. Professors Julia Azari (Marquette University), Seth Masket (University of Denver), Gianlucca Passarelli (Sapienza University) Antonella Seddone (University of Turin), and Hans Noel (Georgetown University) will speak.

Hans Noel is Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University and currently the Faculty-in-Residence at Georgetown’s Villa le Balze in Fiesole, Italy. His research is on political coalitions, political parties and ideology, with a focus on the United States.

Julia Azari is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. Her research and teaching interests include the American presidency, American political parties, the politics of the American state, and qualitative research methods.

Seth Masket is a professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver and the author of The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How They Weaken Democracy.

Gianlucca Passarelli is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political Sciences, Sapienza University, Rome. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena, and has been a post doc fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Bologna. His main research interests concern: presidents of the Republic, political parties, electoral systems, elections and electoral behaviour.

Antonella Seddone is a post doc fellow at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Turin. Her main research interests include political parties, intra-party democracy, political communication and election campaigns.

Please RSVP to or 055 5007219 in advance.