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Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk

Associate Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins University, US

Dr Yascha Mounk is a writer, academic and public speaker known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. He is an associate professor of practice of international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has written three books: Stranger in My Own Country - A Jewish Family in Modern Germany, The Age of Responsibility – Luck, Choice and the Welfare State, which argues that a growing obsession with the concept of individual responsibility has transformed western welfare states; and The People versus Democracy – Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, which explains the causes of the populist rise and investigates how to renew liberal democracy. Dr Mounk also writes for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Die Zeit, La Repubblica, l’Express, Folha de Sao Paolo, Kultura Liberalna, and Letras Libres.
Updated: August 25, 2021