Dr Albena Azmanova is a social philosopher, political commentator and activist. She works as a senior lecturer in International Relations at the Brussels School of International Relations [BSIS]. Having taken active participation in the dissident movements that brought down the communist regime in her native Bulgaria in 1987-1990, she studied European Law at the University of Strasbourg, did her doctoral studies at the New School for Social Research in New York, and taught political theory at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.) in Paris, before joining the BSIS in 2005. She has also worked as a policy advisor to a number of international institutions such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and Transparency International. Her latest book was The Scandal of Reason: a critical theory of political judgement (2012), a text, as she puts it, “on the duty of judgement and the freedom to err” (Rorotoko interview, March 2012).
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