As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of institutions in Berlin for special events, including Hertie School of Governance, ESMT, Museum THE KENNEDYS, English Theatre Berlin, and Allianz Forum, among others.
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Populism is not a new phenomenon in the United States. In this lecture, economist Barry Eichengreen will review a century and more of economic populism in America and place the historic November 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in that historical context. He will analyze how mainstream American politicians and institutions have responded to populist movements in the past, and identify circumstances and approaches that have enabled them to respond more -- and less -- successfully to the populist challenge.