Courses and Workshops

Populism: A Global Tour

Darren Zook
Wednesday, May. 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PT)
Repeats every Wednesday until Wednesday, May. 22, 2024
Price: $155.00
14 slots available

Populism is very much back in the news again, whether it is the election of populist leaders such as Javier Milei (Argentina) or Geert Wilders (Netherlands) or the looming showdown in the United States for the 2024 elections. But what exactly is populism? And why are many people so concerned about its rise in global politics? This course will offer an understanding of different types of populism around the world, exploring not only who the populists are but also who the voters are who vote for them.

Faculty Bio

Darren Zook teaches in political science and global studies at UC Berkeley. His areas of interest include comparative politics, human rights and international law. He has received numerous teaching awards for his creativity in the classroom, and was recently named one of the “Top Ten Most Inspiring Professors at UC Berkeley” by College Magazine. He lectures all around the world, and has published six books. He is currently at work on a research project involving the politics of ice in the era of climate change.

This is an In-Person, Livestreamed + Recorded Course

Schedule Highlights

  • Course starts on Wednesday, May 1, and ends on Wednesday, May 22
  • Classes meet for 4 weeks, 2 hours per session (10–noon)
  • Videos will post on Fridays in Member Dashboards
  • All course materials, including videos, will remain available to view and enjoy through May 31

Member Praise for Darren Zook

Dr. Zook is one of the best teachers I've ever had and I'm 80!

Darren Zook is an amazing teacher. He's a well-organized, extremely knowledgeable, and always engaging.

I have taken several classes with Darren Zook and will take several more. His scope and depth of knowledge is extraordinary. And he is able to communicate it effectively and effortlessly. 

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