Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev is the Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the advisory board of the ERSTE Foundation, a member of the global advisory board of Open Society Foundations, New York, and a member of the advisory council of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy and Transit – Europäische Revue.

From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Krastev has been the executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans chaired by the former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Edition of Foreign Policy and was a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London (2005-2011).

His books in English are "Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest" (UPenn Press, May 2014); “In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?” (TED Books, 2013); "The Anti-American Century", co-edited with Alan McPherson, (CEU Press, 2007) and "Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption" (CEU Press, 2004). He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book on Russian politics.

Ivan Krastev was a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy in 2013, 2014 and 2016.


Last updated in January 2016
Topics:
Civil Society and Social Change, Political Order and Governance (worldwide)
Regional focus:
Global, Europe, Russia and Eurasia
Origin:
Bulgaria
Year:
2013, 2014, 2016
Fellowship:
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow