Toward a Post-Pandemic World: Geo-Political Volatility in the 2020s

Thursday 10 December, 3pm – 4pm GMT

After an unforgettable year, 2021 will finally see us begin to transition out of the coronavirus crisis and look ahead. But what awaits us after the pandemic?

In this talk, renowned political scientist Matthew Goodwin, who successfully forecast the Brexit, Trump, Boris Johnson and Biden victories, will outline key themes to guide our thinking in the years ahead.

In our virtual fireside chat, we will discuss: 

  • What lessons can be learned from the 2010s and applied to the decade ahead?
  • Where next for populism, protectionism and our more polarised societies?
  • What does Bidenomics and a new presidency mean for the ‘special relationship’ and the future of social democracy?
  • And in the more immediate future what are the key things to watch out for in the year ahead?
Your workshop host:

Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent

Matthew J. Goodwin is professor of political science and associate fellow at the Royal Institute for International Affairs. He is the author of five books including the 2015 Political Book of the Year and the 2018 Sunday Times bestseller National Populism.

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