Hugh Carnegy in Conversation with the Hon. Chrystia Freeland

The Rise of Popular Discontent and What We Can Do

Liberal democracies are being rocked by popular movements that challenge previously accepted values and institutions. How can the West, and other regions, respond to the forces of populist grievance in ways that foster and strengthen pluralism ─ addressing legitimate concerns while combatting efforts to sow division?

Join us by live web stream, as Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Hugh Carnegy, Senior Editor at the Financial Times, explore how countries around the world, including in Europe and North America, are approaching these challenges.

Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Ms. Freeland was a leading journalist and author with deep experience in Europe and Eurasia. In addition to working with Hugh Carnegy in the senior leadership team at the Financial Times, she has written and edited for Thomson Reuters, The Globe & Mail, The Washington Post and The Economist.

Hugh Carnegy started his journalistic career with Reuters, covering South Africa, Northern Ireland, Turkey and the Middle East from 1978 to 1985. In 1985, he moved to the Financial Times, where he has been correspondent in Jerusalem, Ireland and the Nordic countries. He was the FT’s Paris bureau chief from 2011-2014.

Drawing on their knowledge and experience in journalism and foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland and Hugh Carnegy will analyse the causes of popular discontent and discuss constructive responses that build on diversity, protect democratic institutions, and counter ethnic nationalism.


The Hon. Chrystia Freeland

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hugh Carnegy

Senior Editor, Financial Times