Dr. Sylke Tempel is editor-in-chief of the German journal Internationale Politik, published by the German Council of Foreign Affairs. She is also a visiting professor at Stanford University. Before joining the panel at a Zócalo/NPR Berlin event, “Is Populism Undermining Western Democracy?” Tempel talked about binge watching and roller coasters, and not hating a thing.
What was the last thing that inspired you?
It was a book. A book about empires. And the end of them.
What keeps you up at night?
Binge watching. But I am not a night person at all.
What’s your favorite spot in Berlin?
Apart from my own apartment, my neighborhood with great coffee shops.
Who’s your dream guest?
German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Roller coaster or ghost train?
No doubt the roller coaster. It’s much more fun. Ghost trains are hilarious though.
What do you love to hate?
I do not hate anything.