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Ivan Krastev
"Populism and Migration in current European politics"
From Thursday, November 07, 2019 -  04:30pm
To Friday, November 08, 2019 - 05:00pm
Thompson Library
11th Floor
1858 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Ivan Krastev

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Ivan Krastev is chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM). From 2004 to 2006 he served as executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans, and he was a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Krastev also serves or has served on the boards of the ERSTE Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, the Center for European Policy Analysis,the Institute for Strategic Studies, and the European Cultural Foundation. His books include After Europe (U of Penn Press, 2016), Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest (U of Penn Press, 2014), In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don’t Trust Our Leaders? (New York: TED Books, 2013), The Anti-American Century (co-edited with Alan McPherson, Budapest: CEU Press, 2007); and Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption (CEU Press, 2004). He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times: here’s a recent column on the European elections.

The generous sponsors of this visit are · The Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Project through the Global Arts & Humanities Discovery Theme · The Mershon Center for International Security Studies · The Department of History · The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures


Ivan Krastev will be visiting us on 7-8 November 2019. As a scholar-in-residence of the Im/Mobility focus area of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, Ivan Krastev will give a lecture on populism and migration in current European politics, co-sponsored by the Mershon Center, and a second talk for the Democracy in Crisis series of the Center for Historical Research; he will be available to meet informally with interested graduate students as well. We hope you’ll share this information with interested parties; we are writing early in the hope of avoiding scheduling conflicts. The first lecture will take place on Thursday, 7 November 2019, at 4:30pm at the Thompson Library, and the CHR seminar meeting will be held on Friday, 8 November 2019, at 3:45pm in 106 Dulles Hall.


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