Book presentation in Riga with the former Latvian foreign minister MEP Artis Pabriks

On November 24, 11:00 am, a presentation of the book “The Rise of Populism: Lessons for the European Union and the United States of America”, issued by the Centre for East European Policy Studies (CEEPS), was held in the Fireplace Hall of European Union House, Aspazijas Boulevard 28, Riga.  I contributed with the chapter on the situation […]

Crisis in the liberal world order: what future for the West? Conference at Nottingham Trent University

Crisis in the liberal world order: what future for the West? Conferences An international conference with speakers (both academic and active politicians / members of the policy community) from both Nottingham Trent University and the European Union’s policy community. From: Thursday 12 October 2017, 10 am To: Thursday 12 October 2017, 5 pm Location: Adams Room, Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton […]

My statements in USA about the upcoming German elections (and the rise of populism)

Why more Germans are anti-Trump than anti-immigration Austin Davis, Special for USA TODAY Published 1:46 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2017 | Updated 4:35 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2017 Since Donald Trump became President, Germany has seen a spike in its citizenship applications from the United States. Buzz60 (Photo: Christof Stache, AFP/Getty Images) BERLIN — After Donald Trump was […]

Calling foul: Can Russia manipulate US- and the next elections in Europe? University Pittsburgh

Expert debate from the University Pittsburgh including me via Skype, now to watch via you tube (90 min.)Have we entered a new age of cyber sabotage? In this session of Conversations on Europe, our expert panel will explore episodes of foreign state interference in electoral politics in Europe and the U.S. past and present. From […]

What is the world doing for migrants? Debate with me on Al Jazeera TV “Inside story”

What is the world doing for migrants? Today, on 18th December 2016, it is International Migrants Day. Migrants and refugees cross borders in search of better economic and social conditions. Many others are forced to flee conflict or persecution. The current record levels of mass movement of displaced people has given rise to xenophobia and […]

Is 2016 the year of populism? Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1 (in German)

Interview with me in Swiss Radio SRF 1, 6th November 2016 Der Brexit, die Wahl von Donald Trump und erst letzten Sonntag die Frage, ob Österreich als erstes europäisches Land vielleicht ein rechtspopulistisches Staatsoberhaupt bekommt – ist 2016 das Jahr des Rechtspopulismus? to watch here:  http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/4×4/zuwanderungsinitiative-nationalrat-fuer-eher-sanfte-umsetzung from 8.15 min.