Populism After Trump

Seminar on Democracy: Past, Present, and Future

Presented by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University

Does the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election signal the end of populism globally? While some populist leaders, such as Viktor Orbán in Hungary and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, felt emboldened by Trump’s presidency, other populist and right-wing movements, including those in France and Germany, were independent of his leadership and remain largely unaffected by his defeat. This seminar will explore the future of populism in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and assess if their fortunes will wax or wane.


  • Anne Applebaum, Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute, and Senior Fellow of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; SNF Agora Visiting Fellow, Intersession 2019

For more information, please visit The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) website.