Ivan advises clients on Russia and Eastern Europe. He is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna.
He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and member of the Board of Directors of GLOBSEC.
Ivan has published numerous books, including: Is it Tomorrow, Yet? How the Pandemic Changes Europe (2020); The Light that Failed: A Reckoning (2019), co-authored with Stephen Holmes, which won the 30th Annual Lionel Gelber Prize; After Europe (2017); Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest (2014); and In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders? (2013). Ivan was a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and is the winner of the Jean Améry Prize for European Essay Writing 2020.