Ulrich Brueckner

Political Scientist
Ulrich Brückner studied Political Science, German Literature and History at the University of Würzburg and the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin). Since the mid 1980s European integration has been his field of specialization. From 1992 until 2002 Uli Brückner worked at the Department for Political Sciences at the FU Berlin as lecturer and later as Jean Monnet Chairholder, an EU program for teaching activities in the field of European Integration. His Ph.D. focused the role of the European Commission in the policy-making of the EU. From 1997 until 2003 he also worked as a Jean Monnet visiting professor at Szczecin University in Poland. Since 1999 Uli Brückner has taught as visiting professor in Stanford, Shanghai, Moscow, Istanbul, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Lille and Paris, Dubai, Pune and Minsk. In 2003 he became EU Jean Monnet Professor at Stanford. Uli Brückner is a member of the expert services of the Federal Agency for Civic Education and of TEAM Europe, the expert service of the European Union and he works with the International Training for Diplomats Programme of the German Federal Foreign Office. In Berlin he is a faculty member in the German Program and the Metropolitan Program of IES, New York University in Berlin, the european school of governance (eusg), EAWSR, FU Berlin International Summer University (FUBiS) and Europawissenschaften at the Freie University Berlin. Uli Brückner is member of the board of directors of the institute for cultural diplomacy (icd) Berlin / New York. In 2011 he served in India as a consultant for the German Academic Exchange Service to set up a European Studies Program in Pune.

Populism in Europe

A populist message is usually simple, but the explanation for the rise of populism in Europe is not.  The European integration project started after WWII as an attempt to overcome nationalism as the source of the militant conflicts that destroyed and divided the continent. Two decades after the fall of the iron curtain, and just a few years after the successful reintegration of central and... Continue Reading

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