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Global Progress in New Zealand - Strategists talk in NZ

The rise of populism and identity politics will be talking points when Global Progress strategists meet in New Zealand next week.

Global Progress is a network of Centre-Left thinkers and strategists who meet to share progressive policy ideas. Progress New Zealand founder Josie Pagani says it will be the first time Global Progress has met in New Zealand.

“We will analyse the rise of populist parties into government, the politics of identity and nationalism, social liberalism, and what redistribution means in the digital, globalised economy."

President of Global Progress, Matt Browne, says the network has much to learn from the rise of Jacinda Ardern. “She has become a beacon of hope for many of our movements. We offer some insights from the trends that we see elsewhere, particularly the rise of a toxic politics of identity, and growing anxieties about the digital revolution and the future of work.”

A Global Progress panel discussion will be open to the public, with free entry, at the Backbencher in Wellington on Thursday, 1 November.

Date: Thursday 1 November 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: The Backbencher Pub, 34 Molesworth St, Wellington

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