Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The European Magazine, The European; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University; Senior Advisor, Berggruen Institute
April 15, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Political forces like the PEGIDA movement that initiated anti-Islam marches in major German cities, along with the relatively new populist right-wing AFD party, have committed themselves to saving the West from the growing “Islamification” in Europe. These movements refer to an old, very ambiguous notion: “the West” (or literally, “the Occident.”) Görlach discusses these issues and considers what their rhetoric may reveal about their movements.