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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

Why we need a sane Republican Party.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 08/28

How (not) to think about race.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 08/21

How to boost innovation.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 08/14

An Iranian in America.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 08/07

Saving meritocracy.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 07/31

Why crime is rising?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 07/24

Inside the insurrection.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 07/17

Does France need patriots?

Yascha Mounk interviewed on France Culture podcast, 7/14

Disaster is political.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 07/10

We might have reached peaked populism.

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 07/07

The pursuit of happiness.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 07/03

What binds us together.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 06/26