Ivan Krastev
Political Scientist and Chairman, Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Ivan Krastev is chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, 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 contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

In 2018, Mr. Krastev was appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger chair in foreign policy and international relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

His latest books in English are “After Europe,” published by UPenn Press in May 2017; “Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest,” published by UPenn Press in May 2014; and “In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?” published by TED Books in 2013. With Stephen Holmes, he is a co-author of  “The Light that Failed: A Reckoning.” Focusing on the perils of the politics of imitation, the title is due to be published by Penguin Books at the end October 2019.