Yascha Mounk

Executive Director, Renewing the Centre, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; Senior Fellow, Political Reform Program, New America; Lecturer, Harvard University

Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on government at Harvard University, a senior fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, and executive director of the Renewing the Centre team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. A weekly columnist for Slate, monthly columnist for CNN, regular contributor to Die Zeit, and host of “The Good Fight” podcast, Mounk’s latest book, published in March 2018, is The People Vs. Democracy, Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It. His previous books are Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany and The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State.

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