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Ivan Krastev Wins Two Prestigious Prizes

The John W. Kluge Center congratulates recent Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations Ivan Krastev on winning the prestigious 30th Annual Lionel Gelber Prize for his book The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy, co-authored with Stephen Holmes. The Gelber Prize is awarded for the year’s best book on foreign affairs. Krastev wrote the award-winning book while in residence at the Kluge Center.

Earlier this year Krastev also won the Jean Améry Prize for European Essay Writing.

Krastev was recently interviewed for the Kluge Center blog about the themes of The Light That Failed, sharing his thoughts on Eastern Europe and Russia in the post-Cold War period.

Krastev is chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. A widely regarded expert on Balkan and European affairs, he sits on the board of trustees of the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Erste Foundation, as well as the advisory councils of the Open Society Foundations, the Center for European Policy Analysis and the European Cultural Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group. Krastev’s work appears frequently in The New York Times.

Please join us in congratulating Ivan Krastev on these great achievements.

The Entanglement of Power, Security, and Energy Supply – Part Two

I talked with Kluge Fellow Gaetano Di Tommaso about his research project, “Petro-Modernity and Statecraft: The U.S. Energy-National Security Nexus Reconsidered (1890s-1920s).” Before coming to the Kluge Center, Tano, as we call him here, was a Teaching Fellow at Sciences Po-Paris (Reims campus), in France. This is part two of the two-part interview. Click here for part one. […]

Find Anything Cool at the Library?

One of the goals of the Kluge Center is to make the Library of Congress accessible to researchers, who can investigate and highlight the treasures it holds. In that spirit, I asked our scholars “Have you found anything cool at the Library recently?” These are their responses. Susan Schneider, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress […]

The Entanglement of Power, Security, and Energy Supply

I talked with Kluge Fellow Gaetano Di Tommaso about his research project, “Petro-Modernity and Statecraft: The U.S. Energy-National Security Nexus Reconsidered (1890s-1920s).” Before coming to the Kluge Center, Tano, as we call him here, was a Teaching Fellow at Sciences Po-Paris (Reims campus), in France. Giselle: How did you become interested in U.S. history and […]

A Thankless Task: Whistleblowing in Medical Research on Human Subjects

Carl Elliott is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota, as well as most recent Kluge Center Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History. Elliott […]

February 2020 Arrivals at Kluge

The Kluge Center welcomes six new fellows into residence this February. Get to know them and the projects they will be working on. Michael Collins, a Kluge Fellow, comes to the Kluge Center from the University of Gottigen. Michael will work on his project, “From Boycotts to Ballots: Democracy and Social Minorities in Modern India,” […]