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#11 Tackling populism w/ Cas Mudde

In this episode we are joined by Cas Mudde, one of the world's leading experts on populism and political extremism. Cas and Michael unpack what populism is, its underlying causes, how leaders have sought to address it, and what the successes and failures of it are. Cas Mudde is Associate...

#10: The Catalan Referendum w/ Mireia Borrell-Porta & Jose Olivas-Osuna

In this episode, we discuss the outcome of the recent Catalan Referendum. Among other questions, we address the rise the legality of the referendum and the actions of the Catalan Generalitat, as well as the morality of the response by the Spanish government. Our guests this time are Mireia Borrell-Porta, a Teaching...

#9: Analysis of the Austrian Election, w/ Fabio Wolkenstein

In this episode, we discuss the outcome of the Austrian elections on October 15th. Among other questions, we address the rise of Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP/EPP), poised to become one of the youngest prime ministers in the EU. Our guest this week is Fabio Wolkenstein, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Justitia Amplificata, who...

#8: Germany After the Elections

Why did the traditional parties do so badly? To what can we attribute the rise of the right-wing AfD? We discuss with our guests: Pamina Karl, policy officer for economic affairs, and Julian Göpffarth, PhD student. Hosted by Michael Cottakis, President of the 1989 Generation Initiative.Make sure to read Julian's blog posts...

#6: Macron’s Many Challenges Ahead w/ Alberto Alemanno

Following the French elections, we brought together 89ers and expert guest Alberto Alemanno to discuss the outcome, the challenges ahead for Macron, and the how the formerly dominant parties, the Parti Socialiste and Les Républicains, might recover.Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monet professor of EU law at HEC Paris, and a...

#5: What Lies Ahead For The EU In 2017?

In early February, shortly before our Launch Conference, we gathered expert guest Dr Mareike Kleine and policy officer Boris Ajeganov to try and predict the main factors shaping the upcoming year and major developments in European politics.Mareike Kleine is an Associate Professor of EU and International Politics at the European...

#4: The Italian Constitutional Referendum w/ Lorenzo Codogno

Following the Italian Constitutional Referendum and our Roundtable on the same topic, we gathered 89ers Martina Calleri and Anouk Canet, as well as Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor at the LSE's European Institute and former chief economist at the Treasury Department of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Moderated by...

#3: Europe After Trump w/ Karen Smith

Almost a month after Donald Trump's win, what conclusions can we draw for European politics, especially for defense policy? In this in-depth debate 89ers Michael Cottakis, Boris Ajeganov, and Salvatore Berger are joined by expert Prof Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations and Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit at...

#2: The Future of European Defense w/ Spyros Economides

What does the future of European defense look like after Brexit and with a volatile Middle East? For this in-depth discussion 89ers Michael Cottakis and Elvire François are joined by our expert guest Dr Spyros Economides of LSE’s European Institute and Department of International Relations.Subscribevia iTunes via RSSFollow us...