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Yascha Mounk

Lecturer in Government


Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk received his BA in history and his MPhil in political thought from Trinity College, Cambridge. Now a doctoral candiidate in Harvard’s government department, Mounk’s research interests are in political theory, the history of European political thought, and comparative politics. For his dissertation, he is working on the role of the notion of responsibility in contemporary politics. Mounk is the editor of The Utopian magazine and has published articles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, and others. His first book, Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany, will be published in January 2014.


  • Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University