Ivan Krastev to Speak on 'Paradoxes of the New Authoritarianism' at 7th Annual Lipset Lecture on October 19 at Embassy of Canada in Washington

Oct 14, 2010, 15:20 ET from National Endowment for Democracy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paradoxes of the New Authoritarianism will be the topic of Dr. Ivan Krastev, when he delivers the seventh annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.  

One of postcommunist Europe's leading intellectuals, Krastev is chairman of the board of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, a policy research institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna. He is also editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of Foreign Policy, associate editor of Europe's World, a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London).  His most recent books in English are The Anti-American Century (co-edited with Alan McPherson, 2007) and Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption (2004).  

The Lipset lecture is named for one of the great democratic scholars and public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Seymour Martin Lipset's scholarship on such themes as the conditions for democracy, political parties, voting behavior, extremist movements, ideologies, and public opinion constitutes one of the most prolific, insightful, and widely read bodies of work on democracy ever produced by a single author.  

Inaugurated in 2004 by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Munk Centre for International Studies of the University of Toronto, the lecture is delivered in both Canada and the U.S. and is an intellectual platform for men and women who, like Lipset, have made important contributions to our thinking about key issues of democracy through their writings and other accomplishments.

For more information about NED and the Lipset Lecture, visit www.ned.org.

SOURCE National Endowment for Democracy