Yascha Mounk

SNF Agora Senior Fellow and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, SAIS

Yascha Mounk is a political scientist known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy.

He has authored several books, including his most recent, The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure. His previous book, The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom is In Danger and How to Save It, has been translated into 10 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 contributing editor at The Atlantic, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and host of The Good Fight podcast. He is also a frequent contributor to international newspapers and magazines including The New YorkerThe New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He is a frequent keynote speaker at high-profile events like the Aspen Ideas Festival and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Fluent in English, German, French and Italian, he provides commentary for leading radio and television programs around the world.

You can follow his work on Twitter or Facebook, subscribe to his podcast, or visit his personal website.