Type: School event

Historical drivers of nationalist extremism in North America


Alexandra Minna Stern, Jose Luis Valdes-Ugalde, and Dur-e-Aden

Date & time

Oct 28, 2021, 12:30-1:30 pm EDT


Rising nationalism and political extremism pose challenges to peace and democracy around the world, including in North America. This web-based panel discussion examined the historical drivers of nationalist extremism in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Experts from the Autonomous National University of Mexico, University of Toronto, and University of Michigan discussed the local and transnational factors giving rise to far-right social movements and policies in each country. 

This conversation launched the 2021-22 North American Colloquium, a partnership between the three universities, which will convene a series of web-based events and a tri-national conference on the theme of “Nationalism and Extremism in North America.” 


  • Alexandra Minna Stern, University of Michigan
  • Jose Luis Valdes-Ugalde, Autonomous National University of Mexico
  • Dur-e-Aden, University of Toronto