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The 50ft Women mentoring network

Our mentors provide the time, expertise, and encour­agement needed to share exper­iences, gain knowledge and acquire skills bene­ficial to the mentees pro­fes­sional devel­opment. They...

Shared dualisms: On populism and conspiracy theory

Steven van Hauwaert discusses how populism and conspiracy reinforce one another in the case of the France's FN.

The French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism, and Le Pen

Post Event Analysis - French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism, and Le Pen.

Never Mind the Swans

'Never mind the swans, listen closely to the canaries'. Counterpoint responds to Taleb and Blyth's article 'Black Swan of Cairo' in Foreign Affairs.

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...


Developing a new language of persuasion: Counterpoint’s workshops on framing

With public distrust of expertise at an all-time high, and an increasing demand for transparency, the messages of carefully constructed campaigns can easily fail...

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Europe’s riddle: Migration, community experiences and public opinion

Counterpoint examines the local experience of migration and integration across five European countries in light of continuing migration into Europe. Our research in Sweden,...