Addressing Rising Nationalism in Europe:
Views from Germany’s Green Party


Addressing Rising Nationalism in Europe: Views from Germany’s Green Party

The Global Centre for Pluralism and the Embassy of Germany invite you to a breakfast discussion on April 10th.


Far-right nationalism has emerged as a major force to contend with in European politics and debate. Political parties have found success by appealing to entrenched fears over increased migration and religious difference. The result has been a political climate that is being shaped by a suspicion of migrants and refugees, and even xenophobia.

Far-right nationalism poses a serious threat to pluralism by denying the myriad benefits of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity and seeking to reshape societies as homogenous and rooted in so-called “traditional” values. By valuing some groups over others, progress and potential are impeded.

Join leading member of Germany’s Green Party, federal Member of Parliament Jürgen Trittin in conversation with Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief at the Canadian Press for breakfast at the Global Centre for Pluralism to explore how to address the challenges of rising nationalism and xenophobia across Europe.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Global Centre for Pluralism
330 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON

Registration and Breakfast at 7:45 AM
Discussion: 8:00 to 9:00 AM

The livestream begins April 10th at 8 a.m. Eastern Time.


Heather Scoffield, Moderator

Ottawa Bureau Chief, Canadian Press

Jürgen Trittin

former German Federal Minister for the Environment


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