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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Cafe Politique: Africa's new populist politics

In the wake of the global financial crisis and the Arab Spring, new political movements are developing in sub-Saharan Africa, taking inspiration from Latin America and reflecting China's growing power. Miles Larmer, Sheffield University, will discuss whether Africa's new populists are the answer to decades of economic and political crises.

Monday 18 February, 7pm - 9pm
Ginger's Caf?, Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR

Caf? Politique events aim to generate discussion, debate and a convivial atmosphere. They seek to provide a space for people to think, share ideas and to have a lively and inclusive discussion.  Each talk involves an interesting speaker or two who introduce their talk in an accessible and challenging way. We then open to the floor for comment and debate. We want to go beyond a rigid question and answer format, to allow broad participation. Our overall aim is to create an atmosphere where people can talk about the issues they feel passionately about and to open our minds to new ideas.

This event is free and open to all and does not require booking. Please feel free to circulate this invite to your relevant networks or to those who may be interested in the event topic. For more information email