The Populist Implosion


What Happens When a Populist Wins?

From the Columbia Global Reports series

By: John Judis, Author of The Populist Explosion

Now that a populist is in The White House, join Columbia and UC Berkeley alumni of Washington, DC to hear John Judis, author of The Populist Explosion, talk about how a populist governs, what it means for the political parties and for our democracy. The Populist Explosion was named one of The New York Times “6 Books to Help Understand Trump’s Win,” a Bloomberg Best Book of 2016 and The Economist called it “Well-written and well-researched, powerfully argued and perfectly timed.” Judis is one of the most respected veteran political reporters at work today. You don’t want to miss his insights into Trump’s Presidency.

Jay Newton-Small, political correspondent for TIME, will conduct the interview. Books will be available for sale and signing at the end. A selection of Wine, Beer, and cheese is included in the ticket price.

6:30pm-7:00pm: Social

7:00pm-7:45pm: Talk by John Judis-Q&A

7:45pm-8:30pm: Book Signing & Social

popbookIMG_0250.JPGJohn B. Judis is author of The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics. He is Editor-At-Large at Talking Points Memo, was a senior editor of The New Republic and senior writer for The National Journal. He is the author of seven books, including Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson (Scribner, 2004), The Emerging Democratic Majority with Ruy Teixeira (Scribner, 2002), and The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and Betrayal of Public Trust (Pantheon, 2000). He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and The Washington Post. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Silver Spring, MD. 


Jay Newton-Small is a political correspondent for TIME, covering Congress, politics and foreign policy. She is the author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way Washington Works. Previously, she was a reporter at Bloomberg News. She is a graduate of Tufts University and has an MA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Columbia Global Reports is a new publishing imprint that's producing four to six ambitious works of journalism and analysis a year, each on a different underreported story in the world. Authors are commissioned to do original on-site reporting around the globe, and are on a wide range of political financial, scientific, and cultural topics-stories and ideas that matter. Books are novella-length and offer new ways to look at and understand the world that can be read in just a few hours. 



September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

WeWork White House

1440 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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