Alvaro Imbernón Sainz

Thinking Lab on Populism

Álvaro Imbernón Sainz is a political scientist specialised in International Relations and EU affairs. He is currently working as a researcher for the Global Risks Program of ESADE Business & Law School. He is also an Associate Researcher of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and an Associate Lecturer in EU Studies at Nebrija University. Álvaro gained his experience working as a consultant and has collaborated with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations University, the pan-European think tank FEPS and the OSCE.



Germany Opening Conference

Steinmeier launches DIALOGUE ON EUROPE with European ‘next generation thinkers’

28 June 2016 | Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

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…)


Introducing the Thinking Lab on Populism

15 "next generation" thinkers gathered to develop strategies for dealing with populism24 October 2016
First Meeting of the Thinking Lab on Populism on 29 June 2016 in Berlin © DPZ

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.