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50ft Women

Counterpoint is proud to announce the launch of our new sister initiative, 50 Foot Women. 50 Foot Women is a new graduate mentoring scheme which facilitates thoughtful, supportive and productive mentoring relationships between inspirational professional women and talented female graduates. Currently piloting in London, 50 Foot Women aims to collaborate with other schemes and international networks in order to encourage and promote women all around the world. It was founded in late 2011 by Counterpoint’s Director, Catherine Fieschi. It is co-managed by Counterpoint team members Victoria Zeeb and Nicole Redfern.

You can read more about the scheme, and find out how to get involved (as a mentee or as a mentor) here.


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The Italian Job:  learning to cope with populists?

We are at turning point in the way in which the mainstream deals with populists.   For those of us who have been studying...

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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities across four European countries (France, Germany, Sweden and Italy), and here we set out...


Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this collection brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....