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Ivan Krastev

Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies

Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in 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 a member of the Board of Directors of GLOBSEC. He was also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times from 2015 to 2021. Mr Krastev is the author of Is it Tomorrow, Yet? How the Pandemic Changes Europe (Allen Lane, 2020); The Light that Failed: A Reckoning (Allen Lane, 2019), co-authored with Stephen Holmes, which won the 30th Annual Lionel Gelber Prize; 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). Mr Krastev was the 2020 winner of the Jean Améry Prize for European Essay Writing.
Updated: March 1, 2022