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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 do we always think we're right‪?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 02/13

What democracy needs to survive.

Yascha Mounk interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, 02/11

Who is fighting whom‪?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 02/06

Is social media to blame for it all?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 01/30

Can we build a more rational world?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 01/23

How to strengthen American democracy.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 01/16

Is it wrong to believe in racial progress?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 01/09

Don’t impeach.

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 01/08

Democracy vs. populism.

Yascha Mounk wrote in Kathimerini, 01/07

The problem with a 50-50 Senate.

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 01/06

Why education fails to advance equality?

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 01/02

Xi’s China

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 12/19