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The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Europe’s Far Right

April 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, far-right parties in Europe were dominating the headlines with provocations on government failures and anti-immigrant rhetoric and significantly influencing political debates in Germany and other European countries. The pandemic has changed the political dynamic, in some cases weakening the far-right’s popularity, and in other cases, like Hungary, enabling far-right politicians to consolidate more political power.

Please join us for a Hot Topics Call (video edition) on April 30 at 11:00 am (ET) with Emily Schultheis, an American freelance journalist based in Berlin, to discuss the effects of the outbreak on Europe’s far right, and on German politics in particular.

To register for the call, please click here.


Emily Schultheis is a freelance journalist based in Berlin focusing on the rise of right-wing populism. Her research focuses primarily on Germany, but also explores parallels with populist parties in neighboring countries including Austria, Hungary and Poland. During the last two years, she held a fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs and was a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow. Her reporting has appeared in The AtlanticForeign Policy, Politico Europe, CBS News, The Los Angeles Times, NBC News, World Politics Review, BBC Online, Spiegel Online International, Deutsche Welle, and Der Tagesspiegel, among other outlets. Emily is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania.


April 30, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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