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Cas Mudde is the the Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished University Professor of Political Science

November 16, 2011

He recently published "Who's Afraid of the European Radical Right?" in Dissent (Fall 2011) and "Radical Right Parties in Europe: What, Who, Why?" in Participation (October 2011), the Bulletin of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). He also wrote a short opinion piece on Occupy Wall Street for Open Democracy (12 October 2011). On Thursday November, 3, he will give the 2011 Canada-Europe Lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Last year he was the Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science. This Fall Term he will teach two classes of Introduction to American Politics. In the Spring Term he will probably teach courses on European Politics.

Prof. Mudde is a Dutch political scientist and an expert on European politics in general, and political extremism in Europe in particular. With regard to the horrible terrorist attack in Norway, in July 2011, he was interviewed on Radio Times (WHYY) and the Belgian VRT Radio, as well as by magazines and newspaper in Germany (Der Rechte Rand), the Netherlands (NRC Handelsblad) and Norway (Aftenposten, Dagbladet, Morgenbladet), among others. In addition, he wrote op-eds for the British website Open Democracy, the Australian website The Conversation, the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, and the Turkish newspaper Zaman.

He is currently working on several articles on various aspects of populism with Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser (WZB). A working paper for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame was published this summer. Next year their co-edited volume Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective to Democracy? Will be published by Cambridge University Press. He also published the working paper Sussex v North Carolina: The Comparative Study of Party-Based Euroscepticism for the European Parties Elections and Referendums Network at the University of Sussex.