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Michael Ignatieff, President, Central European University, and Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

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Annual Scholars' Dinner
Oct
22
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:30
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Toronto ON, C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
  • Michael Ignatieff, President, Central European University, and Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

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Members: $125| Non-members: $160 | Academic: $70 |Table of 8: $750

Please contact Jacquelin Wong, Event Planner, to register: jwong@cdhowe.org.

 

The Institute’s Scholars’ Dinner has been made possible through a generous grant by Dr. Wendy Dobson, Professor at the Rotman School of Management and Co-Director of the Rotman Institute for International Business.

Biography

Michael Ignatieff, President, Central European University, and Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

 

Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard, Michael Ignatieff is a university professor, writer and former politician.

His major publications are The Needs of Strangers (1984), Scar Tissue (1992), Isaiah Berlin (1998), The Rights Revolution (2000), Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (2001), The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004), Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013), and The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World (2017).

Between 2006 and 2011, he served as an MP in the Parliament of Canada and then as Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds eleven honorary degrees.

Between 2012 and 2015 he served as Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York.

Between 2014 and 2016 he was Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

He is currently the Rector and President of Central European University in Budapest.

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