Thinking Lab on Populism
Félix Blanc is associate researcher in political philosophy at the Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He gained his experience working since 2009 as young expert at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Strategy Studies (IRSEM, Paris). Félix also published several articles in French and European journals and co-edited a book. He holds a PhD in Political Science (EHESS) and a MA degree in Philosophy (La Sorbonne).
The first European Thinking Lab took place from 25-27 November in Lisbon. During the Summit, the contributors cooperated within their Thinking Lab and worked out brief policy proposals. Félix Blanc is engaged with the topic of a Security Pivot towards a Police State in France.
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.