PROGRAM DETAILS

Fascisms Return: Europe's March to the Extreme Right

Instructor
Samuel M. Edelman
Category
International Relations / History
WPL02141

Course Description

Poland, Austria, and Hungary now have extreme right fascist governments in place. Italy and Greece have extreme right-wing parties as part of their governments coalition. France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, and Serbia have growing fascist and radically extreme right-wing parties making election gains in every election and in the current election to the E.U. Parliament. What are the implications of this move to the right and resurrection of fascist ideology? How are events such as Brexit, Euroscepticism, and responses to immigration impacting this shift? What is Russia's role in promoting and supporting this political movement?

About the Instructor

  • Samuel M. Edelman, PhD, is the former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and one of the founding faculty members of the Academic Council for Israel. He is also an Academic Fellow and adjunct professor of Israel Studies and Zionism at the University of Miami’s Miller Center for Judaic Studies. He is the former Director of the Israel on Campus Coalition Academic Affairs Department. He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. Edelman is also a frequent lecturer on world affairs issues for the high end cruise ship industry.