Запрошуємо на лекцію Івана Крастєва в НТУУ “КПІ” у залі Вченої ради першого корпусу 17 вересня о 12:20.
Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna Title: The Imitation Games Russia’sconfrontation of the West stems from profound disagreements over the sources of political instability in the 21st century world. But while many are tempted to interpret Moscow’s policy as radical break in Its interest to use the West as a model. my argument is that the best way to make sense of Russia’s actions is to read them as an attempt to imitate what Kremlin has convinced itself to be “the real West”. In this logic Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine is neither stunning strategic innovation nor return to Soviet playbook but reverse engineering that went wild. Short bio: Ivan Krastev is the Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. 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). 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. Ivan is a Contributing Opinion Writer of the International New York Times. He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book on Russian politics.