Deputy Chairman of the European Stability Initiative
Kristof Bender is Deputy Chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI), a non-profit think tank developing policy ideas for a Europe capable of defending its democratic institutions and its human rights standards against illiberal forces. He is currently also a Europe’s Futures Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM). Kristof has worked and published on topics related to South-Eastern Europe and human rights for more than 20 years. He has lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia and is currently based in Vienna.
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Last profile update: 20 January 2023