OverviewAs part of its ongoing SMART Talk series, the EastWest Institute (EWI) will host a special evening with Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev, chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, and EWI CEO and President Cameron Munter. A leading commentator on political affairs and author of several books, including Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest, Krastev will be discussing a wide range of global issues following the U.S. presidential election, including the United State's relationship with Russia, Southeast Europe and Turkey. BackgroundProfessional Background Ivan Krastev is the Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Crisis Group's Board of Trustees. From 2004 to 2006, Krastev has been the executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans chaired by the former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato. His books in English are Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest (UPenn Press, May 2014); In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders? (TED Books, 2013); The Anti-American Century, co-edited with Alan McPherson, (CEU Press, 2007) and Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption (CEU Press, 2004). Ivan is a Contributing Opinion Writer of The New York Times. He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book on Russian politics. His book After Europe is forthcoming in English (Penn Press, 2017) and in German (Suhrkamp, 2017). AgendaDate: December 14, 2016 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. EST Location: EastWest Institute | 11 East 26th St., 20th Fl., NY, NY 10010 Registration Deadline: Monday, November 12 Refreshments will be served.