Claudia Chwalisz is an expert on democratic innovation, deliberative democracy, citizen engagement in policy making, populism and comparative political economy. Her research and writings also touch on European and Canadian politics, elections and public opinion. Currently, she is based in Paris, leading work on innovative citizen participation at the OECD’s Open Government Unit. She also contributes to Carnegie Europe’s Reshaping European Democracy Project and is mentoring the Social Design masters students at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Previously, she was a strategy consultant working with political parties and campaigns at Populus in London. Prior to that, she led Policy Network‘s work on populism, democracy and political economy, and completed a public service fellowship with the Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics.