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Yascha Mounk

Associate Professor of the Practice

About

Yascha Mounk is a political scientist known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. His third and most recent book, "The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom is In Danger and How to Save It," has been translated into ten languages and recognized as a “Best Book of 2018” by the Financial Times and other publications.

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard University, Mounk is a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, a Senior Advisor at Protect Democracy, a Columnist at Slate, and the host of The Good Fight podcast. He is also a frequent contributor to international newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Foreign Affairs as well as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Expertise

Regions

  • Europe
  • North America

Topics

  • Populism
  • Liberal Democracy
  • Public Policy
  • Transatlantic Relations

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish

In the News

How Democrats self-sabotage.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 06/05

What went wrong In India.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 05/29

How to avoid high conflict.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 05/22

The case for a liberal Islam.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 05/08

The perils of state power.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 05/01

Can American democracy be saved?

Yascha Mounk cited in Nikkei Asia, 04/30

Why governments fail.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 04/24

The dangers of bad science and simple solutions.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 04/17

When foreign aid fails.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight Podcast, 04/10

When to reopen.

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 04/09

Lessons from a pandemic.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight Podcast, 04/03

What the West misses about Chin‪a.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight Podcast, 03/27