William Drozdiak visited Occidental College on September 25, 2017 and gave a lecture at the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs. He offered insight into the current political arenas of the United States and Europe and the implications of such that we may expect to see in the coming years.
Mr. Drozdiak began his lecture by discussing the results in the recent German elections. While Angela Merkel still won, a rise in popularity for the far right anti-immigration party occurred. This is a representation for the larger theme of the current political environment in the world. Europe is changing largely to a populous nationalism. Drozdiak asks, "What is happening?" To this question, he explained, "a lot of people feel left behind from the forces of globalization."