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Yascha Mounk

Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Biography

Yascha Mounk

Yascha Mounk is an associate professor of the practice of international affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a senior fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Born in Germany to Polish parents, Mounk received his BA in history from Trinity College, Cambridge and his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

Mounk's first book, Stranger in My Own Country - A Jewish Family in Modern Germany, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the winter of 2014. It was reviewed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and the Times Literary Supplement, among many other publications; a German edition appeared in the fall of 2015.

His second book, The Age of Responsibility: Luck Choice and the Welfare State, was published by Harvard University Press in the summer of 2017.

Mounk's last book The People versus Democracy: How the Clash Between Individual Rights and the Popular Will is Undermining Liberal Democracyis Undermining Liberal Democracy was published by Harvard University Press in English (2018), by Droemer in German, and by Mirae N in Korean.

Mounk regularly writes for newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Slate, and Die Zeit. He has also appeared on radio and television in over ten countries.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.

Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
  • Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University