2016 - PRESENT
Catherine Fieschi moved to the policy world after ten years as an academic, first as director of London-based think tank Demos, then as director of research at the British Council. She founded Counterpoint in 2011 to focus on new forms of risk and their impact on policy and politics.
A recognised expert on the politics of populism, Dr Fieschi is a long-standing adviser to European leaders and campaigns. She is a regular contributor to radio and television debates, and has written numerous pamphlets and articles on extremism, populism, citizen engagement and social innovation; Her most recent book is Populocracy (2019).
Dr Fieschi is a board member of the UK's National Center for Social Research and a member of the Forum for Democratic Participation at the EUI's School of Transnational Governance. Her key areas of focus include risk, strategy and policy. She received her PhD in comparative politics from McGill University.