Nathan Blade-Smith is a development associate at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He has a B.S. in Political Science and a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Houston. There, he explored populism and alternative political movements in the United States and Europe. His undergraduate thesis explored the 2016 electoral success of Donald Trump. He has conducted additional research on American populist rhetorical strategies and Wallonia’s political cordon sanitaire.