Standing Against the Tide: Canada’s Place in a Strange New World
Democracy, human rights and free trade are all under attack in the strange new world of 21st century power relations. How does Canada find its place in the midst of an authoritarian resurgence, protectionism, and hardening borders?
Join our Annual Scholars’ Dinner to hear Prof. Ignatieff discuss the role of Canada in these uncertain and challenging times. The Institute’s Annual Scholars’ Dinner is held to recognize the significant accomplishments of its fellows and contributors.
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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.