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From Brexit to “America First,” Modi in India, Erdoğan in Turkey, and Bolsonaro in Brazil, nationalism – or allegiance to a nation-state over other group affiliations – has been on the rise. Now, borders around the world are closed and the coronavirus pandemic has sparked debate about the future of governance. While the nation-state has been praised for securing the needs of its citizens and serving as the most efficient form of political organization, nationalism has a dark side of insular politics and xenophobia. Does this moment--and all of its challenges--require international leadership, or should nationalism prevail?  Expert debaters take on this timely topic, facing off over the motion: Nationalism is a Force for Good.


Colin Dueck Policy Professor & Author, "Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism” Prerna Singh Political Scientist & Author, “How Solidarity Works for Welfare”   AGAINST THE MOTION Andrew Keen Internet Entrepreneur & Author, "Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays" Elif Shafak Activist & Author, “The Bastard of Istanbul”   THE HOST John Donvan Host and Moderator

Editor’s Note: GMF’s “Post-Pandemic Order” series is on hiatus. In the meantime, watch our feed for more original podcast content.


This IQ2 debate was produced in partnership with GMF's Brussels Forum and was originally streamed live in June 2020.

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