Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gwynne Dyer, The Populist Revolt: Its Causes and Cure

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Gerald Schwartz School of Business, Auditorium
Event Type: Lecture

Brexit in Britain. Trump in America. Maybe Le Pen in France. The populist revolt continues, fueled by the belief that foreigners (the EU, Mexicans, Chinese, immigrants) are stealing the good jobs. But what's really killing the jobs is automation. Independent journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer will present his take on the Trump Era with an address entitled "The Populist Revolt: Its Causes and Cure", from his latest book, Growing Pains: Surviving the Populist Wave (2018), Please join us on Thursday, 15 November at 7 pm in the Schwartz Auditorium.

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. Originally training as an historian, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. Dyer served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries.

Dr. Dyer is the author of 12 books including War The New Edition (2004), The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq (2007), Climate Wars (2008), which was based on his CBC Ideas documentary series, and Don't Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East (2015). In 2010 Gwynne Dyer was made an officer of the Order of Canada.

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