is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia 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. He is a Mercator Senior Fellow (May-December 2019). His latest books in English are “After Europe” (UPenn Press, May 2017; Deutsch: Europadämmerung. Ein Essay. Suhrkamp Berlin, Berlin 2017); “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). Ivan Krastev is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book “The Light that Failed” (Penguin, 2019) on perils of the politics of imitation.