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Conspiracy Theories and the Media

Counterpoint's seminar with Slate.fr on the relationship between conspiracy theories and the media.

Researcher Vacancy

Researcher Vacancy

Counterpoint is looking for an outstanding Researcher for a multidisciplinary project focusing on policy-making, political narratives and the middle classes. The project links to...

Populism at the European Parliament Elections

Populism at the European Parliament Elections

On November 13 Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen held a joint press conference to discuss potential collaboration at the European Parliament elections. Here...

Research Internship

Research Internship

Counterpoint is seeking a research intern

Events Internship

Events Internship

Counterpoint is seeking an events intern

Populism at the European Parliament elections: how should the centre-right respond?

Populism at the European Parliament elections: how should the centre-right respond?

We are delighted to invite you to a discussion of the potential impact of populism on the forthcoming European Parliament elections. Date: November 4th...

Populist Fantasies: European revolts in context

Populist Fantasies: European revolts in context

Counterpoint today releases an edited volume on populism across Europe as part of the “Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals” project, supported by the Open Society...

Counterpoint interview with George Lakoff

Counterpoint Interview with Professor George Lakoff

Counterpoint recently hosted cognitive linguist George Lakoff from the University of California, Berkeley. In the following interview Professor Lakoff discusses how our brains work...

European forms of populism

European forms of populism

Catherine Fieschi discusses the particularities of populism in Europe in today’s edition of Libération. European populisms, she argues, have cross-country commonalities, but when observed...

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Re-imagining the Open Society in the Digital Age: A Bridges Project Position Paper

The guiding question for the 2019 Bridges Retreat is a broad one: if emerging digital societies supported social well-being and liberal democracy, what would...

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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...