Trust and Populism in the Age of Trump

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Friday, May 4, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
109 Moses Hall, IGS Library
UC Berkeley
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Join us on Friday, May 4 at the IGS library for the Citrin Center on Public Opinion’s inaugural conference. Six leading academics will present recent research on declining trust, rising populism, and their contribution to Donald Trump’s election. A roundtable of academics and journalists will then discuss trust and populism in the age of Trump.

10-11:45 a.m.: Trust in Government? What the Public Thinks 

  • Marc J. Hetherington, Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
  • Thomas J. Rudolph, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois
  • Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Willa Cather Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska 
  • Moderator: Laura Stoker, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch break

1:15-3 p.m.: Populism, Anti-Elitism and Contemporary Politics

  • Eric Oliver, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago  
  • Wendy M. Rahn, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
  • Michael Tesler, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Moderator: Amy Lerman, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

3-3:30 p.m.: Break

3:30-5 p.m.: Roundtable:Trust and Populism in the Age of Trump

  • David W. Brady, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Steven F. Hayward, Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies 
  • Thomas E. Mann, Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies
  • Moderator: Gabe Lenz, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, and Faculty Director, Citrin Center

5-6 p.m.: Reception