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Ivan Krastev

Chairman, Centre for Liberal Studies, Bulgaria

Ivan Krastev

Chairman, Centre for Liberal Studies, Bulgaria

Biography

Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His book, co-authored with Stephen Holmes, The Light that Failed: A Reckoning (Allen Lane, 2019) won the 30th Annual Lionel Gelber Prize. He is the author of “After Europe” (UPenn Press, 2017); “Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest” (UPenn Press, 2014) and “In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don’t Trust Our Leaders?” (TED Books, 2013). Ivan Krastev is the winner of the Jean Améry Prize for European Essay Writing 2020. His latest book “Is it Tomorrow, Yet? How the Pandemic Changes Europe” was published in more than 20 languages in mid-June 2020 and is forthcoming in English in October 2020 by Penguin.

Photo credit: IWM / Klaus Ranger & Zsolt Marton

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