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25 October 2021, 16:00 CET

The Politics of Identity

Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Race, Gender, Sexuality, Religion, and political affiliation have never been more prominent in public discourse as they are today. The 2020 US Presidential Elections were marred by an increased focus on identity politics. And with mass protests taking place across Europe last summer, challenging conventional values. But to what extent is this new brand of politics dangerous.

Mike Gonzalez is the author of The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free, will discuss the world of identity politics and the way it’s changed America, and the world. As well as looking at the dangers of letting identity politics go mainstream in Europe.


  • Angel Dzhambazki, New Direction Vice-President (Opening speech)
  • Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow at Heritage Foundation 
  • Hermann Tertsch, ECR Group Vice President
  • Jorge González-Gallarza, Co-host of Uncommon Decency and researcher at Fundación Civismo (moderator)


  • 16:00-16:30 Welcome coffee
  • 16:30-18:00 Conference
  • 18:00-19:00 Cocktail reception

The Politics of Identity

Stanhope Hotel
Rue du Commerce, 9
Brussels, Belgium