Episode 2

Published on:

6th Mar 2020

A counter to populism

On this episode of A Look of the Issues, we follow on from our conversation last week about Brexit and talk to Damian Boeselager about the need to counter rising populism in post-Brexit Europe. Damian is a German Member of the European Parliament and co-founder of Volt, the first pan-European party in the European Union. At 32, Damian finds himself in a European Parliament that is younger and more diverse than it has ever been, albeit it more divided than ever. The young MEP has hit the ground running and on this episode of A Look of the Issues, he shares why the establishment of Volt was a response to the rise in nationalistic tendencies across the Europe and around the world. He also gives us tips on how to actively engage with politics wherever we find ourselves.

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Oxford Policy Pod
A policy podcast from students at the Blavatnik School of Government
A bi-weekly policy podcast based out of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Policy Pod explores pressing policy issues around the globe and is produced by students reading for a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government.

The podcast explores contemporary policy challenges that policymakers face all over the world, and taps into the rich diversity of policy experience and insights of the student body and faculty.

The executive producer for season 3 is Lian Ryan-Hume. The show is hosted by Sruthi Palaniappan, edited by Allisha Azlan, produced by Jessica Krejcie, and researched by Manuel Azuero, Veniecia Laylor, Nandita Venkatesan, Paolo Tejano, Adam Flaherty, Mayra Gramani, Frédérique St-Jean, and Laura Caccia.

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