First row discussant: Ioannis Papadopoulos

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The State of the Union has selected a group of EUI community members as first-row discussants during the panels on 4 May. They’ll be the ones to get the ball rolling for lively discussion following the panel presentations. Get to know who they are, and what they specialize in.

Ioannis Papadopoulos

Ioannis Papadopoulos

Ioannis Papadopoulos

  1. What is your connection with the EUI?

Alumni (Forum professor in 1996, visiting fellow in 1999), and currently Fernand Braudel fellow (SPS Department)

  1. How would you summarise your research, in just a few words?

I am working on the consequences of governance transformations for democracy and on accountability issues in rule-making.

  1. On which panel will you be a first-row discussant at SoU2017?

Letting the Citizens Decide – Plebiscites and Populists

  1. What can academics contribute to policy-discussions about the future of Europe?

Especially in the ‘post-truth’ phase, academics can produce evidence-based knowledge on policy and contribute to a nuanced understanding of politics.

  1. What are you most looking forward to about SoU?

I am looking forward to fruitful exchanges between academics, politicians, practitioners and civil society on hot current issues.