Thinking Lab on Populism
Fabrizio Tassinari is Head of the Foreign Policy Studies Unit at the Danish Institute for International Studies. He has been awardee of Germany's Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and also visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science at Humboldt University in Berlin. Fabrizio is the author of Why Europe Fears Its Neighbors.
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.