The future of nationalism
Brexit, Trump, European populism: all involve the assertion of national identity and sovereignty against supranational institutions and cosmopolitan ideals. Yuli Tamir’s recent book, Why Nationalism, argues that liberals need to get on board with nationalism. Matt Goodwin’s recent co-authored book, National Populism, argues that national populism is here to stay. Join them for a discussion on the future of nationalism, with a response by Oxford philosopher David Miller.


Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir is the President of Shenkar College. She was a deputy speaker of the Knesset and served as Israel’s Minister of Immigration (1999-2001) and Minister of Education (2006-2009).

Professor Matthew Goodwin is known for his work on British and European politics, populism, immigration and Euroscepticism. In 2015 he was appointed Professor of Politics at the University of Kent.

Professor David Miller was initially trained in philosophy at Selwyn College, Cambridge and in politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He was appointed to his present post at Nuffield College in 1979.
Date: 5 June 2019, 17:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Trinity 2019)
Venue: Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter OX2 6GG
Speakers: Professor Yuli Tamir (Shenkar College), Professor Matthew Goodwin (University of Kent), Professor David Miller (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Blavatnik School of Government
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Part of: Aspects of Conservatism
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Natalie Ham