5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
!! NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: Now THURSDAY 26th APRIL
Donald Trump shook the world when he was elected President of the United States. But how did he do it? Politics and linguistics expert Ruth Wodak will be looking at the persona of ‘authentic simple man’ that Trump created to win over American voters. Ruth will be showing how Trump is in fact an entertainer who carefully crafts both what he says and the way he speaks to please his
Come and listen to how right-wing politicians use personality to distort the truth. By looking at the speeches of politicians in both Europe and America, Ruth suggests ways we can fight the far-right extremist parties that threaten the politics of today.
Join us at Muntpunt Library for this fascinating look into the mechanisms behind Trump’s success.
Listen, chat and debate with Ruth Wodak and other teens at this Full Circle TeenTalk.
Language: Talk & discussion in English
Location: Muntpunt, Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Bruxelles
Registration is compulsory
Tickets: €5 BOOK HERE
Ruth Wodak an Austrian linguist, Emeritus Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, and Professor in Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Her research interests focus on discourse studies, identity politics, racism, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination, and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work.
Full Circle TeenTalks are an opportunity for young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) to interact – listen and talk – with inspiring and innovative thinkers and do-ers from around the world, on subjects relevant to you, in a relaxed context.