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.
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. […]
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 […]
Ivan Krastev is a recent Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Kluge Center, as well as a contributing writer for the international New York Times, chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He will be at the Kluge […]
Alda Benjamen is a Kluge Fellow, and was most recently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. She studies the Modern Middle East and Iraqi history, focusing on minoritization and pluralism in bilingual communities, as well as identity, memory and cultural heritage, and women and gender issues. Her current project is titled Negotiating […]
In February, the John W. Kluge Center brought together experts on US-Russia relations to discuss the efficacy of the ongoing sanctions on Russia. Jim Goldgeier, the most recent Library of Congress Chair in US-Russia Relations, started off the talk by explaining the significance of the topic. “Given the role of Congress in this, and given […]
For the first time in decades, Europeans are looking fondly to the past, rather than to the future. That was a key point made by Ivan Krastev at a May 9 public event at the Library of Congress focusing on European politics and culture, and upcoming elections to the European Parliament. Krastev, the Kissinger Chair […]
The following is a guest post by Minxin Pei, Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China relations. Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 professor of government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow with the Asia program at […]
On Wednesday, January 16, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will host “The United States and the World: Legacies of the Paris Peace Conference”. This event marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference, which ended World War I and previewed many of the issues that would define international affairs […]
Lanie Millar is an assistant professor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. While at the Library of Congress on a Kluge Fellowship, she is doing research for her book manuscript on post-revolutionary literature from Cuba and Angola. Her project is titled, “Cuba and Angola: Cultural Conversations Before and After the Cold […]