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.