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Guest Lecture | "US White Evangelical Populism: How We Got Here and Its Political Future" with Marcia Pally at FU Berlin

Jul 04, 2022 | 04:15 PM s.t. - 05:45 PM

The guest lecture by Marcia Pally (New York University) at Freie Universität Berlin looks at how white evangelicalism affects US domestic and foreign policy and embraces the populist right. Public event on site at Freie Universität Berlin and in livestream (here), moderated by Prof. Thomas Risse.


In her lecture, Prof. Marcia Pally will look at present evangelicalism as it affects US domestic and foreign policy and importantly, at how populism works and the history, religion tenets, and present conditions that brought white evangelicals to embrace the populist right. These are what gives populism its persuasiveness and bite.


Lecture with Q&A afterwards.

Livestream (via WebEx)

Access Link:


Webinar number:

2730 689 7271

Webinar password:

fmC3gkrwN63 (36234579 via telephone)


Marcia Pally is a Professor at New York University in Multilingual Multicultural Studies, teaches at Fordham University, and is a Guest Professor at the Theology Faculty of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research interests centre on the intersection between culture, religion, and politics, with a special focus on populism, the US-American evangelicals, and the intersection of culture and language. Among her recent books are The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good (Eerdmans, 2011), Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality (Eerdmans, 2016) and White Evangelicals and Right-Wing Populism: How Did We Get Here? (Routledge, 2022). More on Marcia's Homepage.

Moderation by Thomas Risse, Senior Professor at SCRIPTS.

About the visit

Admission: Open to all.

Language: German and English.

Registration: There is no registration needed.

Pandemic Regulations: Currently there are none. Feel free to wear a mask. Being vaccinated is recommended.

Accessibility: No information.

How to get there: The closest train station is Dahlem-Dorf (U3). The walk by foot from the station to the lecture hall is 6 minutes (460 metre).

Time & Location

Jul 04, 2022 | 04:15 PM s.t. - 05:45 PM

Freie Universität Berlin
Hörsaal/Lecture Hall -1.2009 (UG)
Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin