Professor Frank Furedi is an internationally renowned sociologist, author and media commentator. He is an emeritus professor of sociology University of Kent in Canterbury and author of more than 25 books, which have been translated into 16 languages. His studies have been devoted to an exploration of cultural developments in western societies. In recent years he has published several studies on the impact of the culture wars on family life, socialisation, education and public life. For example, in Populism and the European Culture Wars: The Conflict of Values Between Hungary and the EU (2017) and 100 Years of Identity Crisis: The Culture War Over Socialisation (2021) he dealt with the politicisation of culture. His recent book The Road To Ukraine: How the West Lost Its Way (2022) situates the war at the crossroad between geo-politics and culture. Furedi regularly comments on radio, television and the global media. In his free time, Frank pursues his love of mountain sports. His favourite place in the world is White Hart Lane, home ground of his team Tottenham Hotspurs. He is extremely excited about the launch of MCC Brussels because he believes a new institution is needed to challenge the conformist intellectual and cultural narrative that prevails in the EU bubble. He believes that MCC Brussels will provide a home for European intellectuals and policy makers who are committed to upholding and developing further the values that underpin the many European cultures.