Event / London School of Economics and Political Science

Go Back to Where You Came From talk w/ Sasha Polakow-Suransky

8 Nov 2017 – 18.30 - 20.00

The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

Sasha Polakow-Suransky’s interviews with the rising stars of the new right tell the story of how we got here, tracing the global rise of anti-immigration politics and the ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right as defenders of Western liberal values. His new book ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ is an indispensable account of why xenophobia went mainstream in countries known historically as defenders of human rights and models of tolerance.

Speaker:
Sasha Polakow-Suransky (@sasha_p_s) is an Open Society Foundations fellow. He was an op-ed editor at the New York Times and a senior editor at Foreign Affairs and holds a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the New Republic and the​ Boston Globe.

Chair:
Philippe Legrain (@plegrain) is founder of Think Tank OPEN and Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute, LSE.

*PLEASE NOTE: This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. All our events are overticketed so please do arrive early to avoid disappointment and note that a ticket does not guarantee entry to the event. Entry will be managed on a first-come-first served basis.

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Go Back to Where You Came From
The Backlash Against Immigration & the Fate of Western Democracy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London School of Economics
London
WC2A 3LJ
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