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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

Opinion: We Are Not at War with the Russian People

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Washington Post, 03/04

Politics and prejudices: How to thrive and survive the identity wars?

Yascha Mounk participated in France 24 panel, 12/23

Omicron is the beginning of the end.

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 12/22

How to stay true to liberal values in politics.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 12/18

Importance of due process.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 12/11

Why woke ideas harm minority communities.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 12/04

Resisting authoritarianism.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 11/27

Race, class, and free speech.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 11/21

Identity politics, free speech, and China.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 11/06

How to reduce suffering.

Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 10/30

Four measures that are helping Germany beat COVID.

Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 10/26