Fellow, Harvard University; Fellow, The Transatlantic Academy
Yascha Mounk is a fellow at The Transatlantic Academy, a lecturer on government at Harvard University, and a fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America. Mounk received his bachelor’s degree in history and his master’s degree in political thought from Trinity College, Cambridge, and completed his Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard University’s Government Department.
Mounk’s first book, Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014, and his first academic book, The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice and the Welfare State, will be published by Harvard University Press in spring 2017. Recently Mounk has been publishing about the crisis of liberal democracy and is now working on his next book, provisionally entitled The People vs. Democracy: How The Clash Between Individual Rights and the Popular Will is Destroying Liberal Democracy.