Tarin B. Karzai has been an Intern in the programme Future of democracy since July 2020. He completed his bachelor studies in St. Gallen, in the major International Affairs. In his bachelor thesis, he analyzed the (re)emergence of populism in Europe and focused on the theoretic concept of populism, as well as possible explanatory hypothesis in the context of the economic-historical developments e.g. a transformation of the welfare state or the European integration. Currently Tarin studies in London at the London School of Economics and completes his Master of Public Administration, majoring in Economic Policy. He is excited about the internship at Das Progressive Zentrum, because it provides the opportunity to explore how a think-tank works and to experience how the DPZ connects civil society, academia and politics and actively participates at relevant discourses.