Paolo Gentiloni: Is European Populism here to Stay?, St. John’s College, Palmerston Room (with St. John’s Palmerston Society)

Is there a disconnection between the European leadership and the European public behind the rise of populist parties? Can a populist triumph in the upcoming European election be averted? Former Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni argues that the continent’s centre-left has lost the trust of citizens. However, in his latest book The Impopulist Challenge (La Sfida Impopulista, 2018), he sets out a strategy to tackle the populist challenge and win again.