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Lawrence D. Burns

Lawrence D. Burns

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Lawrence D. Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan and former Director of Columbia University’s Program for Sustainable Mobility, is a senior adviser to the chairman of Hess Corporation and a consultant at Google.

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    The Good and Bad in Germany's Election

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    While the composition of Germany’s next government remains unknown, there are already some lessons that can be drawn from the outcome of the federal election. The most important is that mainstream parties can succeed without pandering to populists and attempting to co-opt far-right movements.

    argues that German voters chose policy over populism, but that the far right will be encouraged by the result.
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