Foreword
Foreword
Jul 21, 2021
Populism and (Mis)information
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Populism: What is it, where do we see it, and why does it work? Today's episode explores some of the nuances of this political approach and how the American shift to Trumpism impacts Canada and other countries. Guest Ibrahim Berrada also shares how misinformation arises, the risks it poses, and the need for people to work together to overcome COVID.

Ibrahim Berrada is a lecturer in Canadian Studies at Brock University and a PhD candidate at Laurentian University, where his research explores populist influence in a Canadian-American cross-border context. He is also an adjunct professor in Sociology at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. In the past year Ibrahim has appeared in local and national media, including the CBC and St. Catharines Standard, many times to share his expertise and analysis of current events.

Links

Ibrahim Berrada, instructor profile

Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University

Misinformation, prolonged pandemic pose security threat in Canada: Brock experts (Brock News, Jan. 11, 2021)

Removal of Trump may be best option forward: Brock experts (Brock News, Jan. 7, 2021)

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Foreword is hosted and produced by Alison Innes for the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University. 

Series two sound design and editing is by Nicole Arnt. Theme music is by Khalid Imam

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