Thursday, 26 April, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:00


Dear Parents,


We’d like to invite your teenagers to the next TeenTalk organised by Full Circle TeenClub.



Full programme of talks, films, debates for TEENS  and events for parents: see






Wednesday 26th April 2018, 5.30-7.00pm
Speaker: Ruth Wodak, Linguist & Professor


Audience: TeenTalks are for 14-18 yr olds
Language: Talk & discussion are in English
Location: MuntPunt Library, Auditorium De Wolken, 5th floor – 6 Place de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels (next to La Monnaie building) 
Fee: 5€ PAF (pre-register but pay on the door)
Contact: Bridie at
Donald Trump shook the world when he was elected President of the United States. But how did he do it? Politics and linguistics expert Ruth Wodak will be looking at the persona of “authentic simple man” that Trump created to win over American voters. Ruth will be showing how Trump is in fact an entertainer who carefully crafts both what he says and the way he speaks to please his audience.
Come and listen to how right-wing politicians use personality to distort the truth. By looking at the speeches of politicians in both Europe and America, Ruth suggests ways we can fight the far-right extremist parties that threaten the politics of today. Join us at Muntpunt Library for this fascinating look into the mechanisms behind Trump’s success.
Ruth Wodak is an Austrian linguist, Emeritus Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, and Professor in Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Her research interests focus on discourse studies, identity politics, racism, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination, and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work.



Full Circle TeenClub is a new club for teenagers who are interested in learning and discussing good ideas. It's a space for open-mindedness, critical thinking, good discussion and combative debate. It's the only place in Brussels for teens from all schools, languages and backgrounds to meet and engage with each other. Every month, the TeenClub will offer three different activities: talks, films and debates.
Full Circle TeenTalk is the opportunity for these amazing international specialists to interact with young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) on subjects relevant to them. In a relaxed context our eminent speakers talk and listen to the young voices in the room - a win-win for all participants.


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