Thinking Lab on Populism
Kassandra Becker is one of the co-founders, member of the board and head of office at Polis180 a Berlin-based grassroots think tank on foreign and European affairs. She gained her experience working at ZDF, the German Bundestag, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Körber Foundation in Berlin. Kassandra holds a Masters’ degree in European Studies and International Relations (Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt/Posen) as well as a Bachelor degree in Contemporary history and Sociology (University of Freiburg).
As the Thinking Lab Summit in Paris was a meeting of members of Civil Society, Orange Magazine wondered, what “Civil Society” means to the participants. Is it a universal definition or rather personal term?
On 28 June 2016, the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with the German Federal Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, officially launched the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE-project at the Europasaal of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. (more…)
The Thinking Lab on Populism is dealing with one of the fastest growing phenomena in current European politics. Well known in other parts of the world, such as Latin America, the concept of populism is still an unclear one. While many experts and journalists characterize very heterogenous political movements such as Podemos on the one hand, and far right protest movements like the German Alternative für Deutschland, as being populist, the Thinking Lab is benefiting from a broader view on the matter and will try to bring clarity into the debate.