I'm Anand, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London and director of the UK in a Changing Europe think tank. Ask me anything!
Hi, I’m Anand Menon, director of the think-tank the UK in a Changing Europe. I’m also Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London.
Our mission at the UK in a Changing Europe is to make the best social science research available and accessible to as large an audience as possible. Our audience includes politicians, civil servants, journalists, businesses, charities, and of course, the general public.
We don’t only work on Brexit, but as it’s coming up to exactly five years since the UK voted to leave the EU, we’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how British politics has changed in that time, and about what academics got both right and wrong during the referendum campaign and beyond.
Not everyone wants to talk to academics – they think we talk solely in jargon and only explain things years after the fact. To dispel such thinking, we’ve resorted to a number of tactics.
I’ve tolerated the terror of appearing on Question Time, not once, but several times. And I’ve made an idiot of myself on Tik Tok as well. In short, we’ve learned to communicate in ways not normally associated with academics.
Ask me anything about Brexit, UK politics, social science research and communicating with the public and I’ll do my best to answer - without jargon. Politics aside, I also have much to say about Leeds United Football club....