Ivan Krastev is Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. In 2018-2019 he’s appointed Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. His latest book in English was the enormously successful analysis After Europe (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017); forthcoming (together with Stephen Holmes) is The Light that Failed, a study on the perils of the politics of imitation.
Michael Žantovský is the Director of Václav Havel Library in Prague and a Czech diplomat, politician, writer, and translator, former Spokesman, Press Secretary and Political Director to President Vaclav Havel, Senator, Ambassador to the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom. In 1989 he was a founding member and spokesman of the Civic Forum, an umbrella organization that coordinated the overthrow of the Communist regime.
Ondřej Ditrych is Director of the Institute of International Relations Prague.
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