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Connections: discussing demagoguery and populism

Aug 20, 2019

What exactly is a demagogue? What is populism? Two grassroots groups, Action Together-Rochester and Indivisible Rochester, are presenting a panel discussion on the topics of demagoguery and populism. They’ll explore the history of demagogues and the ways to recognize aspects of demagoguery.

Our guests:

·      Michael Brown, assistant professor in the Department of History at RIT

·      James Bowman, associate professor of English at St. John Fisher College

·      Tom Proietti, resident scholar in media at St. John Fisher College

·      Amanda Flannery, leader with Action Together Rochester

·      Hermann Vogelstein, event organizer