We the Populists: A Conversation with David Leonhardt
- January 17, 2019
Join the Institute of Politics and the Stigler Center as we welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Leonhardt for a deep dive into populism in America. Prior to becoming an opinion writer for The New York Times, Mr. Leonhardt was the founding editor of the Times’s Upshot section. He has also served as Washington bureau chief. This conversation will be moderated by Luigi Zingales.
Since Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, “populism” has become a buzzword in political analysis. (You can even take a quiz to find out how populist you are!) But what exactly does American populism look like, and how does it differ on the left and on the right?
Who are these “ordinary people,” and how are they voting? Is the average American much more economically liberal – and socially conservative – than previously assumed? How should 2020 presidential hopefuls position themselves to harness populist energy?
5:00 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. Discussion and Q&A
6:45 p.m. Adjournment
Main Dining Room
1155 E 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637