Populism Past and Present

Populism Past and Present

As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Hammer Museum offers a variety of election-themed talks and screenings. Learn more about our Election Fever programming. 

The 2016 presidential election has been marked by populist surges on the right and on the left. We look at past populist movements with Georgetown University historian Michael Kazin, editor of Dissent magazine and author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History, and Michael Lind, the cofounder of the New America Foundation and author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States. Moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and KPFK 90.7 FM radio host. 

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Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Hammer Forum is an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addressing social and political issues. 

Hammer Forum is made possible by the Michael Asher Foundation and Bronya and Andrew Galef.

Media sponsorship is provided by 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio.