Is Globalism dead? What do the 'new right' want from the world? What is the underlying vision from those in charge? With Brexit looming large - Join Dr Pablo De Orellana for a no holds barred look at Nationalism and its key players.
As we roll into yet another defining week in the soap opera we call Brexit, it is common to simplify some of the figureheads as “fascists” and “isolationists” when it comes to issues such as this. However, this appeal to old right-wing extremist labels hides their history, underlying ideas and the extent to which they too are internationalists.
The so-called New Right (which is how many new nationalists self-define) seeks to reframe international politics by energetically promoting inequality. Why? As one of their founding manifestos explains: ‘humanity as such does not exist’.
This talk discusses what the likes of Steve Bannon, Rees-Mogg & Matteo Salvini want from international relations, why they talk about it so much –particularly evident in the case of Brexit– and how they are currently working to entirely reframe international relations. It will explore policies that seek to redefine identity, citizenship, international relations norms, gender, migration, asylum, war, poverty and development on the basis of what they claim are “natural” or "birth-right" differences and rights.
Dr Pablo de Orellana is a Lecturer in International Relations at King’s College London. His research examines the theories animating contemporary nationalist movements and how they inspire nationalist diplomacy, domestic policy and terrorism.
*There will be time to network & meet the speaker at a reserved space in the downstairs bar after the talk finishes.
Presented by DSMNTL Ideas.
This is an 18+ event.