Michael Ignatieff

Rank: 
Professor
Position: 
President and Rector

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+36 1 327 3004

Michael Ignatieff is President and Rector of CEU. 

Ignatieff comes to CEU after serving as Edward R. Murrow Chair of Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. An international commentator on contemporary issues of democracy, human rights, and governance and a Canadian citizen, Ignatieff is also an award-winning writer, teacher, former politician, and historian with a deep knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe.

Ignatieff received his doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at Kings College, Cambridge, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. He served in the Canadian Parliament and was Leader of the Liberal Party. His books include The Needs of Strangers (1984), Scar Tissue (1992), Blood and Belonging (1993), The Warrior’s Honour (1997), 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).

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Courses taught by Michael Ignatieff

Events with involvement of Michael Ignatieff

Democracy in America: Reflections on the 2020 Elections
November 16, 2020 - 5:00pm
“Anxious is the condition of good human beings” (Consolation 2, pr. 4): Philosophical consideration of the human condition in Boethius' Consolation
October 22, 2020 - 3:30pm
Alumni Reception in NYC with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff - CANCELLED
April 2, 2020 - 4:00pm
Avoiding New Walls: Lessons From 1989
November 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
Meet-and-greet with President and Rector Ignatieff in Geneva
October 9, 2019 - 3:45pm
Vienna Student Welcome Reception
September 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Alumni Reception in NYC with President and Rector Ignatieff
March 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
Alumni Gathering in Geneva with President and Rector Ignatieff
February 26, 2019 - 4:30pm
Boosting Gender Equality @CEU - SUPERA project launch event
October 12, 2018 - 8:30am
Dehumanizing the Other: Responding to Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Roma Anti-Refugee Speech
June 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Alumni Reception in London with President and Rector Ignatieff
April 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Is Public Reason Still Possible? Populism, Media, and New Transformations of the Public Sphere
March 8, 2018 - 4:20pm
Is Public Reason Still Possible? Populism, Media, and New Transformations of the Public Sphere
March 8, 2018 - 4:20pm
Is Public Reason Still Possible? Populism, Media, and New Transformations of the Public Sphere
March 8, 2018 - 4:20pm
Book launch: Trust and Happiness in the History of European Political Thought
January 10, 2018 - 4:30pm
The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France
November 27, 2017 - 4:30pm
Key to Open Society, Target of Political Hostility?
October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Open Society and The Ordinary Virtues
September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Journalism and Politics in the Age of Misinformation - World Press Freedom Day at CEU
May 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
Alumni Reception in London with President Ignatieff
April 27, 2017 - 4:30pm
Alumni Reception with President Ignatieff in NYC
March 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
Open Society and Its New Enemies
January 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights - Media Pluralism in a democratic society
November 17, 2016 - 8:00am

Projects with involvement of Michael Ignatieff