Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
The William R. Rhodes Center

Sam Wilkin ─ History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall

Thursday, October 18, 2018

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Joukowsky Forum

Why have populist politicians and platforms like Donald Trump, the Brexit campaign, the left-right coalitions that govern Italy and Greece, and Mexico's AMLO, suddenly surged? Political risk consultant Sam Wilkin tackles the question in History Repeating, a new book praised as "magisterial" by BusinessLine. Business Standard said it was "packed with hilarious accounts of seminal historical events, some redoubtable women and men, and solid insight into political instability." Sam is a senior advisor to the geopolitical consultancy Oxford Analytica, where he previously served as associate director of the consultancy practice. He is also a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, where he previously served as head of business research, and a visiting fellow at Brown. He is the author or co-author of two other books and has produced two edited volumes.